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Quentin Durward (1955)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, History | 16 April 1956 (Sweden)
A Scottish knight in France to facilitate a marriage between a rich and beautiful countess and his aging uncle becomes involved in court intrigue.

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Isabelle - Countess of Marcroy
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George Cole ...
Alec Clunes ...
Charles - Duke of Burgundy
Duncan Lamont ...
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Gypsy Dancer
Marius Goring ...
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Master Oliver (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
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Gluckmeister
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Bishop of Liége
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Duke of Orléans
Nicholas Hannen ...
John - Cardinal Balue
Moultrie Kelsall ...
Lord Malcolm
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Storyline

In 1465 Quentin Durwood travels to France to meet Isabelle, Countess of Marcroy, on behalf of his elderly Scottish uncle whom, for political reasons, the Duke of Burgundy intends she marry. A man of honour who may have sworn too many oaths, Durward finds he and Isabelle being used as pawns in a deadly game by the Duke and devious King Louis XI. One look at Isabelle has convinced Durward this is where he and his heart have to be. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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16 April 1956 (Sweden)  »

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Sir Walter Scott's Quentin Durward  »

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$2,470,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System) (35 mm optical prints)| (Western Electric Sound System) (35 mm magnetic prints)

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(Eastman Color)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

The lead was first offered to Grace Kelly, who declined. See more »

Goofs

Although the story is set in 1465, the Château de Chambord in Loir-et-Cher, which serves as the Duke of Burgundy's residence, was built between 1519 and 1547. The Château de Maintenon in Eure-et-Loir, which began construction in the 12th Century, was expanded and renovated several times and did not reach the state in which it appears in the film until the 18th Century. See more »

Quotes

Isabelle, Countess of Marcroy: [about Durward] Help him, you miserable man!
Hayraddin: [Self-deprecatingly] What do you expect from the son of a horse thief?
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19 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

The fifth team-up of Robert Taylor and Richard Thorpe is a pretty good movie... I only have one complaint. Robert Taylor is supposed to be playing a Scot in France but he has a very American accent and even uses modern American slang. Couldn't he have at least spoken articulate, non-modern English, and maybe attempt a Scottish accent? Also odd is all of the English accents, surrounded with one or two people who use French or American accents. I don't care what accent they use, but they should have all settled on just one. Also, every time they say the name "Durward" it sounds like "Durwood" and I think of Agatha from Bewitched. Otherwise, the movie is slow-moving but saved by a good basic story and nice sets. 7 out of 10.


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