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The Black Tulip (1964)
"La tulipe noire" (original title)

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In 1789, when the Revolution went on, a bandit named "Black Tulip" held the surroundings of village Roussillon in fear. The poor people respected him as Robin Hood, who declare himself a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Julien de Saint Preux / Guillaume de Saint Preux
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Caroline 'Caro' Plantin
Adolfo Marsillach ...
Baron La Mouche
Dawn Addams ...
La marquise Catherine de Vigogne
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Marquis de Vigogne
Laura Valenzuela ...
Lisette
George Rigaud ...
Intendant General / Chief of Police
Francis Blanche ...
Plantin
José Jaspe ...
Brignon
Perla Cristal
José Luis Pellicena
Enrique Ávila ...
Villager
Álvaro de Luna
Robert Manuel ...
Prince Alexandre de Grasillach de Morvan Lobo
Yvan Chiffre ...
(as Ivan Chiffre)
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In 1789, when the Revolution went on, a bandit named "Black Tulip" held the surroundings of village Roussillon in fear. The poor people respected him as Robin Hood, who declare himself a revolutioner but Count Guillaume de Saint Preux "plays" this benefactor. When he fought with Mouche, the policeman he was wounded ... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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28 February 1964 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La tulipe noire  »

Box Office

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ESP 55,337,961 (Spain)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.20 : 1
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The film bears no resemblance whatsoever with the novel by Dumas entitled "La tulipe noire". See more »

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Version of The Black Tulip (1970) See more »

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Somehow Entertaining
29 September 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Just for cape and sword adventure fans, "The Black Tulip" is the French version of Zorro. Very much alike. There's Alain Delon in the main role for the ladies and he is not bad. You'll also find Virna Lisi in one of her early works rendering an acceptable work too. But if it comes to acting, veteran Akim Tamiroff is the clear winner in a supporting role as a villain noble. Photography and shooting on location in real palaces and old European cities add to the movie and a sort of sticky tune helps too.

But what "The Black Tulip" really lacks is the sense of passion and real heroism American classics of the genre usually transmit, this being really odd since most of them are usually located in Europe including France. I think the director didn't make up his mind whether this would be a serious swashbuckler with a touch of humor or a comedy with a touch of serious adventure. So it didn't work neither way.

Nonetheless the film is entertaining and worth a watch.


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