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Captain Blood (1960)

Le capitan (original title)
The young King Louis XIII is dominated by his mother Marie de Medici and her favorite Concino Concini . Francois de Capestang, a faithful knight falls for the daughter of the Duke of Angouleme that conspires against the Crown by his side.

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François de Capestan
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Cogolin
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Gisèle d'Angoulême
Pierrette Bruno ...
Giuseppa
Lise Delamare ...
Marie de Médicis
Annie Anderson ...
Béatrice de Beaufort (as Annie Andersson)
Guy Delorme ...
Rinaldo
Jacqueline Porel ...
Léonora Galigaï
Jean-Paul Coquelin ...
Vitry
Raphaël Patorni ...
Le duc d'Angoulême
Robert Porte ...
Duc de Rohan
Jean Berger ...
Luynes
Piéral ...
Lorenzo
Jean Blancheur ...
(as Blancheur)
Alain Janey ...
Un laquais de Gisèle
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The young King Louis XIII is dominated by his mother Marie de Medici and her favorite Concino Concini . Francois de Capestang, a faithful knight falls for the daughter of the Duke of Angouleme that conspires against the Crown by his side.

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The King's Captain
3 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Good swashbuckler set in France by the time King Louis XIII was just a teenager. It seems that nobody wants to see him sitting on the throne, including his lovely mother. But there is a loyal nobleman who will fight bravely to put things in order. Legendary French actor Jean Marais is a bit too old to play the hero but he tries hard and really does a good job. As the comic relief, comedian Bourvil plays the street artist who helps Marais in his mission. Fencing and action sequences don't look as great as in Errol Flynn's classics but the old castles are real and "Le Capitan" provides a good fun for its audience. By the way, English title "Captain Blood" makes no sense; this captain has no relation neither to 1935 Hollywood classic nor to Rafael Sabatini's novel (this one is based on Michel Zevaco's histories).


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