Diane (1956)

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In the 16th century, a noblewoman has a love affair with the French king.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Torin Thatcher ...
Louis - Count de Breze
Taina Elg ...
John Lupton ...
Ronald Green ...
The Dauphin
Sean McClory ...
Count Michel Montgomery
Geoffrey Toone ...
Duke of Savoy
Count Ridolfi
Lord Bonnivet
Melville Cooper ...
1st Court Physician


Diane de Poitiers is in a childless marriage with count de Breze. When he is charged with treason, Diane visits king Francis I to successfully plead for her husband's life, something that start a rumor that she has offered her own services in return. Her husband reject her, leading Francis to ask her to come to the royal court to teach prince Henry how to be a gentleman. The prince and Diane fall in love and she becomes the prince's mistress, something that makes his wife Catherine de Medici her enemy. When the prince becomes the king of France, Diane is wielding considerable influence over him. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Lana Turner dares the devil in... Diane


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Release Date:

12 January 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diane - Kurtisane von Frankreich  »

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2.55 : 1
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Did You Know?


Following the huge financial failure of this film, Roger Moore was released from his seven year contract with MGM after only two years. See more »


Early in the film, count Louis de Breze claims that he and Diane de Poitier had no children. Their marriage was not childless, they had two daughters, born 1515 and 1518. See more »


Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.17 (1956) See more »

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Great harmony between Roger Moore and Lana Turner
16 April 2006 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

I think that the year of 1956 was the golden year for Hollywood because of golden films in this time as: somebody up there likes me - Julie and Daine.

This film was a good portrait by acting , writing and directing which presented a history of another countries as:France and Italy which make a theory of globalization beyond the cinema.

Lana Turner was a sweaty girl in the cinema all the time and in different stages , she made a good act in this film by mixing of love and sadness in the story of this film.She transformed from stage to stage in the main points of this character by great experience from her in her history.

Roger Moore was a Jan premiere in this film and he played this role as a first straining in his life and history that he made a grand harmony with Lana Turner which making a math in acting between them and this main point was advantage for film. He made a golden name after this film and he presented a spirit of Robert Taylor, Clark Gable , Tayron Power........ etc. If he completed his steps in Hollywood he will make a diamond name in the international cinema but he preferred returning to his home England to make many films in his country and to serve England with his experience he gained it from Hollywood.

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