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Diane (1956)

Approved | | Drama, History, Romance | 12 January 1956 (USA)
In the sixteenth century, a noblewoman has a love affair with the French King.

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King Francis I
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Ruggieri
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Louis - Count de Breze
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Alys
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Regnault
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Gondi
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The Dauphin
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Count Michel Montgomery
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Duke of Savoy
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Count Ridolfi
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Lord Bonnivet
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1st Court Physician
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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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Drama | History | Romance

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12 January 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diane - Kurtisane von Frankreich  »

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the film, after pleading the king for mercy on behalf of her husband count Louis de Breze, Diane is watching the adult prince Henry outside the palace wrestling with his groom. In fact, it was her father, not the count who was charged with treason in 1523 when the prince was only 4 years old, born 1519. See more »

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Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.18 (1956) See more »

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History By Hollywood???
28 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

If you take this for what it was, Hollywood's take on a real historical event, Diane was an enjoyable movie, as long as you haven't a clue as to what went on then.

They had so much wrong in this story it was rediculious. I mean they even omited Nostradamus, Catherine's protogee, and the one who made the predictions of the kings death and that each of her sons would rule.....for a time. What I would like to know is why they had some squirrely kid predict this? Instead of the truth.


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