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Merveilleuse Angélique (1965)

Not Rated | | Adventure, History, Romance | 7 July 1965 (France)
In the second of the Angélique series, the heroine joins a group of bandits, rescues her children, becomes a successful businesswoman, and once again becomes entangled in politics and matters of the heart.

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Angélique de Peyrac
Claude Giraud ...
Philippe de Plessis-Bellières
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Desgrez
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Claude le Petit, dit Le poète croté
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Nicolas
Claire Maurier ...
Ninon de Lenclos
Ernst Schröder ...
Le capitaine du Châtelet
Charles Regnier ...
Conan Becker
Jacques Toja ...
Louis XIV
François Maistre ...
Prionce de Condé
Robert Porte ...
Monsieur
Denise Provence ...
Barbe
Noël Roquevert ...
Maître Bourjus, l'aubergiste
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La Polak
Elizabeth Ercy ...
Rosine (as Elisabeth Ercy)
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This is the second in the Angélique series. Picking up where the previous adventure ended, Angélique joins her childhood friend Nicolas and his band of bandits. But when tragedy hits, the beautiful and ever resourceful Angélique finds a way to move on. She rescues her children, becomes a successful businesswoman by running her own restaurant, and becomes entangled in politics. But where will her heart lead her next...? Written by L. Hamre

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Angelique: The Road to Versailles  »

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Italian censorship visa # 46213 delivered on 23-12-1965. See more »

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Followed by Angelique and the King (1966) See more »

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From the Cour des Miracles to the Court of the Sun King.
17 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

That's Angelique's route.The title of the Golon's novel was "le chemin de Versailles"(=Versailles route).And like the other movies of this famous -in France- saga,it does not do the book any justice.Once again,the Golons ' depictions were often first-class,mainly in the first chapters which dealt with the notorious "Cour des Miracles" (also depicted by Victor Hugo in "Notre-Dame de Paris" (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame)).Their work was cheapened and watered-down by the screenwriters ,giving a romantic flavor to Nicolas' character (who in the book is a crude brute),and avoiding many a "horrible" line.For instance ,the fighting in Saints-Innocents charnel house -where the Belles de Paris used to come during the day to do some shopping among the skulls and the bones-is nowhere to be seen on the screen.

This is fairly entertaining swashbucklers adventures,a genre that was at its (commercial) peak in France circa 1960 thanks to actor Jean Marais ("le bossu","le capitan" "le miracle des loups")but was on the wane after 1965."Angélique was,all in all,the last hurrah(so to speak).


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