Hounded by the police on charges of inflammatory writing, the once handsome Marquis De Sade seeks refuge in an abandoned family mansion. This colorful movie depicts DeSade's life from ... See full summary »

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Anne de Montreuil
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Mme de Montreuil
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Renée de Montreuil
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La Beauvoisin
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Laura, Marquis' Mistress
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Rose Keller
Barbara Stanek ...
Colette
Susanne von Almassy ...
Marquis' Mother
Friedrich Schoenfelder ...
Marquis' Father
Herbert Weissbach ...
M. de Montreuil
Heinz Spitzner ...
Inspector Marais
Tilly Lauenstein ...
Madame Grandcon
Ortrud Gross
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Hounded by the police on charges of inflammatory writing, the once handsome Marquis De Sade seeks refuge in an abandoned family mansion. This colorful movie depicts DeSade's life from childhood to manhood. A life infamous for erotic behavior, going from woman to woman, seeking a love that eludes him. Written by Anonymous

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He made evil an art, virtue a vice... and pain a pleasure! See more »


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27 August 1969 (USA)  »

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Die Liebesabenteuer des Marquis S  »

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$1,250,000 (USA)
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Michael Reeves, hot from the success of " Witchfinder General ", was originally approached to direct. See more »

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Dull, but not worthless
20 February 2005 | by (Minneapolis MN USA) – See all my reviews

I wish they had saved the German version of this one, but alas, only the AIP version seems to turn up, though most versions are barely longer than the one USA network ran in their infancy. What was once given an "X" rating, barely rises above PG-13 standards for this new millennium. Dullea, fresh from "2001", is out of place amidst the tame exploitation, but gives it a good try. John Huston, in the midst of a long string of aging weirdo roles, steals the show easily. The script by Richard Matheson, is well done, but manhandled by the multiple directors different approaches, and the different exploitation requirements of the various producers. It easily extends the normal AIP formula, but falls short of it's goal to cross into more "Adult" film-making. Not worthless, but not all that thrilling, with much "dead Air"


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