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The Black Tulip (1964)

La tulipe noire (original title)
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
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La marquise Catherine de Vigogne
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Marquis de Vigogne
Laura Valenzuela ...
Lisette
George Rigaud ...
Intendant General / Chief of Police
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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:

El tulipán negro  »

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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 (1937) See more »

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If you could just watch a sword-fight movie -
14 September 2003 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I would advise you to try this, despite the respect I have for another's reviewer opinion. I don't know if my viewing of an original, French spoken version on the big screen may have lost in incredibly funny innuendo, great colours, beautiful cinematography - if they are reduced to a poor VHS copy, possibly carelessly dubbed into a foreign language.

At least the acting by Alain Delon, and his equal, Virna Lisi, are still outstanding, as the continuous, imaginative action scenes. The two principals prove to be fine swords, against each other, and a number of enemies, and police rascals.

The Black Tulip is a Zorro type avenger, but a character more rich than its American counterpart. Without giving the plot away, I may add that American viewers will be both thrilled, and surprised, how a French action films' director is able to mix comedy, and drama so well.

Besides getting one of the film's DVD editions, people should be aware that a copy of the French version exists (possibly uncut) at the Alliance Française Médiathèque, a French cultural institution, and that they allow people to see the film there, and even borrow it! Ask for conditions at mediatheque@alliance-francaise.or.th and ask for their film PAL #161... Ah, next time I'll go to France!...


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