During the French Revolution, a French nobleman saves the 10-year-old son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette from the guillotine with the help of an English woman.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Duke Philippe de Beauvais
Belinda Lee ...
Virginia Traill
Keith Michell ...
Colonel St. Gerard
Richard O'Sullivan ...
Louis XVII / Richard de Beauvais
Martita Hunt ...
Lady Lydia Fell
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Mr. Patient
Anne Heywood ...
Glynis
Brian Rawlinson ...
Dylan Evans
Terence Longdon ...
Col. Sir Frederick Venner
Frederick Leister ...
Capt. Andrew Ogden
Derek Oldham ...
William
Jean Mercure ...
Chief of Police
Raymond Gérôme ...
Citizen-Director of the Revolution
Austin Trevor ...
M. Petitval
Jean Claudio ...
DeCastres, Philippe's Comrade in Paris
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During the French Revolution, a French nobleman saves the 10-year-old son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette from the guillotine with the help of an English woman.

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SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE! A rogue saved a King from the guillotine.


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10 October 1958 (USA)  »

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O Príncipe Lendário  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Peter Finch turned down the Louis Jourdan part. See more »

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Colonel St. Gerard: For such a beautiful woman, Mademoiselle, you are a surprisingly bad liar.
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Hogwash in fancy clothes
19 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Colorful but empty spectacle purports to tell an alternate version of the flight and plight of the young son of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI as he tries to escape sinister forces who wish his death and his own aversion to ruling France.

Silly junk with terrible dubbing has lovely production values and one fun performance but is mostly overly earnest hogwash.

Belinda Lee is very beautiful and looks exquisite in her period clothes but isn't really given anything of significance to do.

Without a doubt the best and most enjoyable performance comes from Martita Hunt as the bedridden but sprightly Lady Lydia, a saucy old fox with a sharp tongue and a knowing outlook as well as some truly amazing and ridiculous wigs.

Keith Michell would go on to an impressive career that included his masterful work as Henry VIII but he is just another sneering villain of little distinction.

The real blank wall though is Louis Jourdan an actor capable at times of exuding a great deal of charm here he is a dull posing lump.

Ploddingly directed with a story that is not that compelling this is for ardent fans of costume pictures or the stars only.


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