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Blood on His Sword (1961)

Le miracle des loups (original title)
Charles le Temeraire asks in marriage Jeanne de Beauvais, daughter of King Louis XI, wishing to get her valuable lands in dowry. The King is wise to this, and since his daughter does not ... See full summary »

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Roger Hanin ...
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Guy Delorme ...
De Sénac
Annie Anderson ...
Catherine du Tillais
Raphaël Albert-Lambert ...
Le favori de Charles (as Raphaël Albert Lambert)
Raoul Billerey ...
Jérôme (as Raoul Bilrey)
Jean Lanier ...
Un évêque (as Jean Lannier)
Georges Lycan ...
Sire de Gavray
Bernard Musson ...
Un évêque
Pierre Palfray ...
Mathieu
Jacques Seiler ...
L'héraut
Roger Van Mullem
Laurence Lignières ...
La chambrière de Bourgogne (as Laurence Lignères)
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Charles le Temeraire asks in marriage Jeanne de Beauvais, daughter of King Louis XI, wishing to get her valuable lands in dowry. The King is wise to this, and since his daughter does not feel inclined to accept, he refuses. Charles sets up a plan to abduct the prince, in a way that the suspicions will fall upon Robert de Neuville, a noble enamoured of the princess. Robert manages to free her from the castle where she was being kept. Charles keeps setting traps, and managing people to perjure against Jeanne, and the King himself. Finally, Jeanne escapes alive from a pack of wolves, who set watching the lady alone in the snow covered woods, instead of attacking her. Charles does yet accuse her of being a witch - wishing to have her dead rather than being the wife of Robert... Robert will be her champion in a Judgement of God. Will the 'miracle of the wolfs' repeat itself, or fearless Charles defeat Robert in the sword duel? Written by Artemis-9

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6 September 1961 (France)  »

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One of the top 15 grossing movies of its year in France. See more »

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Remake of Miracle of the Wolves (1924) See more »

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Brotherhood of the wolves.
11 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

A remake of a silent movie of the twenties which is impossible to see nowadays,"le miracle des loups " (the title is right:the wolves really work a miracle here)is mainly a vehicle for Jean Marais's prowess.King of the swashbuckler genre in France in the 1955-1965 era,he was the hero of many a young French boy at the time.

History is given a rough ride,but Louis the eleventh 's -a smart Jean -Louis Barrault- and Charles Le Téméraire's -a wicked Roger Hanin fight provides the story with a good background.Jeanne de Beauvais (Rosanna Schiaffino) is the king's goddaughter in love with knight Marais,but alas ,Le Téméraire covets her and kidnaps her.

The scenes with the wolves were reportedly difficult to film;and the overblown "pacte des loups" stole the "animal justice " (and part of the title) from this little entertaining unpretentious movie from the early sixties,by veteran André Hunnebelle who had already directed the first version of "le bossu" a couple of years earlier.


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