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Angelique and the King -- King Louis XIV asks Angelique to undertake a mission concerning the Persian ambassador. She eventually agrees. The diplomat soon falls in love with her and when she resists, takes her into captivity.


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31 January 1966 (France) See more »
In the third of the Angélique series, the heroine is sent on a mission by King Louis XIV, and later finds herself the subject of rumors. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Michèle Mercier ... Angélique de Plessis-Bellière
Robert Hossein ... Jeoffrey de Peyrac

Jean Rochefort ... Desgrez
Jacques Toja ... Louis XIV
Sami Frey ... Bachtiary Bey
Estella Blain ... De Montespan
Fred Williams ... Ràkóczi
Pasquale Martino ... Savary
Jean Parédès ... Saint-Amon
René Lefèvre ... Colbert (as René Lefebvre)
Michel Galabru ... Bontemps
Philippe Lemaire ... de Vardes
Ann Smyrner ... Thérèse
Carol Le Besque ... La Desoeillet
Michel Thomass ... M. de Bonchef
Robert Favart ... Le chirurgien)
Roberto ... Barcarolle (as Le Nain Roberto)
Claude Giraud ... Philippe de Plessis-Bellières
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claire Athana ... La reine (uncredited)
Joëlle Bernard ... La Voisin (uncredited)
Valérie Boisgel ... (uncredited)
Jean Degrave ... Le domestique d'Angèle (uncredited)
Jean Gold ... Un courtisan (uncredited)
Jacques Hilling ... Molinès (uncredited)
Patrice Huet ... Petit rôle (uncredited)
Dany Jacquet ... Une dame de la cour (uncredited)
Viviane Landford ... Petit rôle (uncredited)

Jean Lefebvre ... L'apothicaire (uncredited)
Dominique Zardi ... Un participant à la messe noire (uncredited)

Directed by
Bernard Borderie 
Writing credits
Anne Golon (novel) &
Serge Golon (novel)

Alain Decaux (adaptation) and
Bernard Borderie (adaptation) and
Francis Cosne (adaptation)

Pascal Jardin (dialogue)

Produced by
Francis Cosne .... producer
Raymond Borderie .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Michel Magne 
Cinematography by
Henri Persin 
Film Editing by
Christian Gaudin 
Art Direction by
Robert Giordani 
Costume Design by
Rosine Delamare 
Makeup Department
Huguette LaLaurette .... hair stylist
Maguy Vernadet .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Georges Demas .... unit manager
Henri Jaquillard .... production manager
Paul Lemaire .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Aboyantz .... assistant director
Paul Nuytens .... assistant director
Art Department
Roger Joint .... set dresser
Jean Mandaroux .... assistant art director
Louis Seuret .... set dresser
Italo Tomassi .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jean Nény .... sound mixer
René Sarazin .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Gilles Bonneau .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Gromtseff .... seamstress
Ferdinand Junker .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Isabel García de Herreros .... assistant editor
Other crew
Lily Hargous .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Angélique et le roy" - France (original title)
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Germany:100 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Italian censorship visa # 44732 delivered on 22-2-1965.See more »
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10 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
How a great book becomes a dud., 13 January 2002
Author: dbdumonteil

"Angélique et le roy" is Anne et Serge Golon's peak:their novel successfully recreates the atmosphere of Louis the fourteenth 's court,with its intrigues,and its incredible "Etiquette".Their depictions are vivid and colorful.They have never blended so intimately Angelique's adventures with the historical events:and there 's a lot of 'em:war in Holland,the sumptuous feasts which celebrated victory,the rise of Madame de Montespan and the fall of Louise de La Vallière as favorites of the Sun King,the poisons affair,Henriette d'Angleterre's death,et al.Of course,there are some mistakes (the book was written in the fifties):Monsieur ,frère du roi (king's brother),was never the villain depicted by the Golon,and his wife's(Henriette) poisening was never proved(and the historians reckon it's unlikely).

What about the movie?It's an almost complete loss.The scenarists took what was the most spectacular-Angélique meets a Persian prince and is almost raped,she attends a black mass- and left the rest,all I mention above."Indomptable Angélique" and "angélique et le sultan" the two final episodes of the saga are,if possible,worse.

One should note,however,that only the third part of the novel was transferred to the screen.Philippe ,who plays a prominent part in the novel ,disappears in the prologue!

If only more people knew the novels...Alas!

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