MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,181 this week

Swords of Blood (1962)
"Cartouche" (original title)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,291 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 4 critic

In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 07 Jun 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 14 Apr 2012
 
a list of 984 titles
created 24 Feb 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Swords of Blood (1962)

Swords of Blood (1962) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Swords of Blood.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Vénus
Jess Hahn ...
La Douceur
...
Malichot
...
La Taupe
Philippe Lemaire ...
Gaston de Ferrussac
Noël Roquevert ...
Le sergent recruteur
Odile Versois ...
Isabelle de Ferrussac
Jacques Charon ...
Le colonel
Lucien Raimbourg ...
Le maréchal
Jacques Balutin ...
Le moine Capucine
Pierre Repp ...
Le marquis de Griffe
Jacques Hilling ...
L'aubergiste
Paul Préboist ...
Un gendarme
René Marlic ...
Petit Oncle, le tavernier
Edit

Storyline

In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, making audacious robberies of the rich people, and even distributing the takings with the poor. Thus, cartouche attracts the people's sympathies, Venus's love, and hate from the Police and Malichot... Cartouche can escape all the traps they set at him - except the entrapments of love. Eventually, he will be saved by a woman, at her own cost. Written by Artemis-9

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 July 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cartouche  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sixth grossing movie of the year in France. See more »

Connections

Version of Cartouche (1955) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good Swashbuckling Fun!
15 January 2005 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

CARTOUCHE (3+ outta 5 stars) Rousing comedy-action-drama about a rascally rogue in 18th Century France who is a sort of a cross between Zorro and Robin Hood... except that he's not necessarily helping the less fortunate so much as helping himself. No matter, as played by Jean-Paul Belmondo he is a charming hero... even when committing the unpardonable sin of wooing another woman while he has the steadfast love of the most beautiful woman in all of Europe (Claudia Cardinale). For those who love a good swashbuckler, this movie won't leave you disappointed. I found this movie tremendously entertaining, even in spite of the atrocious American dubbing. I will probably wind up giving this movie an even better rating when I finally get a chance to see it in its original language. Tired of his talent for thievery being exploited, Cartouche brazenly challenges the authority of the leader of the city's criminal population. Biting off a bit more than he can chew at the time, he takes a position in the French military. He and his new comrades not only manage to make off with a fortune in gold, but Cartouche wins over the ridiculously beautiful gypsy-thief Venus (Cardinale). Cartouche proves himself to not be without flaws... which gives the rousing finale an extra bit of resonance. Classic adventure movie-making... you don't see many movies like this anymore!


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How does it end? herlikin
Discuss Swords of Blood (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?