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5 April 1961 (France) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Francis Claude ... Henri IV
Danièle Gaubert ... Charlotte de Montmorency
Jean Sorel ... Le prince de Condé
Roger Hanin ... Ravaillac
Armand Mestral ... Bassompierre

Vittorio De Sica ... L'ambassadeur d'Espagne

Danielle Darrieux ... Henriette d'Entragues
Simone Renant ... Charlotte de Trémoille

Pierre Brasseur ... Le connétable de Montmorency
Bernard Blier ... Sully
Nicole Courcel ... Jacqueline de Bueil
Francis Blanche ... Le prieur

Melina Mercouri ... Marie de Médicis
Julien Carette ... Epernon
Jean Danet ... Concino Concini
Lise Delamare ... Mme de Montglat
Jean Tissier ... Le médecin espagnol
José Luis de Vilallonga ... L'envoyé d'Espagne
Annick Allières ... Philippote
Robert Dalban ... L'officier de la garde
Guy Delorme
Frédéric Dorfmann
Martine Havet
Marie Mergey ... Léonora Galigaï
Nicole Mirel
Alain Morat (as Bibi Morat)
Moustache ... La Ferrière
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Paul Demange
Dominique Zardi
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Directed by
Claude Autant-Lara 
 
Writing credits
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Jean Aurenche 
Henri Jeanson 

Produced by
Ray Ventura .... producer
 
Original Music by
René Cloërec 
 
Cinematography by
Jacques Natteau 
 
Costume Design by
Rosine Delamare 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Léo Mirkine .... still photographer
Roger Robert .... grip
 

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Also Known As:
"Long Live Henry IV... Long Live Love" - USA (literal English title)
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France:120 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Long live love!, 12 February 2008
Author: dbdumonteil

"Vive Henri IV ,vive l'amour" is part of Autant-Lara's weak era (roughly from 1958 to 1961) an era when he was filming rubbish.They say he had to accept the dirty work to be able to make his "Tu ne Tueras Point" (1961-1963) ,the only French film dealing with conscientious objection.

"Vive Henri IV ,vive l'Amour" looks like a poor man's Guitry in spite of Jeanson who occasionally comes up with one good line or two.It's cardboard characters history ;they are as much alive as in a wax museum .Some actors have only one scene or two (Blier as Sully,Danielle Darrieux,Nicole Courcel).The plot revolves around the king's desire for Mademoiselle de Montmorency who could be his granddaughter (she's 17,he's 57).He marries her to Prince de Condé,provided that His Majesty will replace him for the wedding night.But young handsome Condé is not prepared to accept it and he runs away with his wife to the monarch's great displeasure.

Overall,it is entertaining stuff ;if you forget history, Melina Mercouri who overplays as queen Marie de Medicis,and an unpleasant scene in a monastery where Condé is mistaken for a homosexual,the rest is bawdy moderately enjoyable stuff.If you do not ask too much,you can watch...

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