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Le capitaine Fracasse (1961)

The ruined Baron Philippe de Sigognac, meets one day a troupe of traveling actors. Attracted by Isabelle, and by the enthusiasm of his acting companions, he joins the troupe.

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Isabelle
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Duc de Vallombreuse
Riccardo Garrone ...
Lampourde
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Marquise des Bruyères
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Serafina
Sophie Grimaldi ...
Zerbine
Guy Delorme ...
Un homme du prince de Moussy
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Hérode
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Malartic
Bernard Dhéran ...
Chevalier de Vidalenc
Alain Saury ...
Agostin
Maurice Teynac ...
Marquis des Bruyères
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The ruined Baron Philippe de Sigognac, meets one day a troupe of traveling actors. Attracted by Isabelle, and by the enthusiasm of his acting companions, he joins the troupe.

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21 April 1961 (France)  »

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Capitan Fracassa  »

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Swashbuckler!
23 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

The 1955-65 era was the French swashbuckler heyday and Jean Marais was the hero of that generation.He had given up his artistic ambitions of the Cocteau period ("la Belle et la Bete" " les parents terribles" ),but his panache and his charisma remained intact.Pierre Gaspard-Huit is not much of a director ,but it's adapted from a Theophile Gautier novel and there's a good cast featuring Louis de Funes and Gerard Barray (later,Duvernois in "abre los oyos")who was some Marais 's alter ego and who plays the villain here.The ending is melodramatic to a fault -but so was Gautier's novel-and anyway Marais's acrobatic feats (no stunt double,what contemporary actor can say the same?)are all that counts.


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