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Dangerous Exile (1957)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 10 October 1958 (USA)
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
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Virginia Traill
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Colonel St. Gerard
Richard O'Sullivan ...
Louis XVII / Richard de Beauvais
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Lady Lydia Fell
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Mr. Patient
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Glynis
Brian Rawlinson ...
Dylan Evans
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Col. Sir Frederick Venner
Frederick Leister ...
Capt. Andrew Ogden
Derek Oldham ...
William
Jean Mercure ...
Chief of Police
Raymond Gérôme ...
Citizen-Director of the Revolution
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M. Petitval
Jean Claudio ...
DeCastres, Philippe's Comrade in Paris
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Storyline

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. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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10 October 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Príncipe Lendário  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The Welsh island in the story is named as Caldey Island, a real place off the coast of Pembrokeshire, but much smaller than this film suggests - it would seem that none of the movie was actually filmed on Caldey, which is principally the home of an ancient Benedictine monastery where a distinctive perfume is manufactured by monks. 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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