Traumatized by the War of Algeria and by the accidental death of his wife and his son, Manu left the right road. His last caper was the attack of the Antwerp-Tangiers Express, carrying a ... See full summary »
The young King Louis XIII is dominated by his mother Marie de Medici and her favorite Concino Concini . Francois de Capestang, a faithful knight falls for the daughter of the Duke of Angouleme that conspires against the Crown by his side.
Tyrannical but ailing tycoon Charles Richmond becomes very fond of his attractive Italian nurse, Maria. The nurse, in turn, falls in love with Charles' ne'er-do-well nephew Anthony, who plots ways to gain control of his uncle's fortune.
A sequel to the 1963 "L'Honorable Stanislas Agent secret" ,it is another proof positive that sequels should never be made,with a few exceptions of course .
Nadja Tiller replaces Genevieve Page,but the screenplay is a mess ,where the viewer easily loses the vital lead ;the gags are repetitive,the characters being tied and gagged every ten minutes;one can save ,at a pinch ,the scene of the "torture" but the viewer has guessed the truth before the "revelation" .
The last pictures are a "north by northwest " ripoff.
It would take four years before Marais made a truly great movie with Demy's "Peau D'Ane".
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