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Jean Weber ...
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Henri Desfontaines ...
Simone Vaudry ...
Thérèse de Lorget
Georges Colin ...
Jeanne Boitel ...
La comtesse Camerata
Gustave Berthier ...
Gentz
Henri Kerny ...
Sedlinsky
Jenny Hélia ...
L'impératrice Marie-Louise (as Jeanne Heldia)
Roger Blum ...
Fordyce ...
de Kerdec ...
Tiburce
Henri Debain ...
Le sergent
Camille Beuve ...
Le général Hartmann
Raymond de Boncour ...
Le tailleur
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14 October 1931 (Portugal)  »

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L'aiglon (El aguilucho)  »

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Alternate-language version of Der Herzog von Reichstadt (1931) See more »

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Bruised wings
30 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

It was a remake of a silent movie,and a remake that made sense for it was based on Edmond Rostand's play so it is necessary to hear the actors ' voice ."L'Aiglon" has not worn as well as "Cyrano De Bergerac" which made Gerard Depardieu an international star.

During the cast and credits,a "Marseillaise"/Austrian hymn(aka "das Lied Der Deutschen")is heard ,which fits quite well cause L'Aiglon was French (as Napoleon's son) and Austrian (as Marie-Louise's).The performances may seem old-fashioned for today's audience ,the actors overplay as if they were on a stage ;Jean Weber ,who plays the lead ,may seem ridiculous to some,but his performance ,which seems extra-terrestrial -he displays some female sensitiveness ,one should remember that the part was created on stage by Sarah Bernardt-,is deeply moving,particularly in the last scenes (last act:"broken wings") :they wouldn't film a dying man that way nowadays .Aristocratic Victor Francen is cast against type as Flambeau Le Grognard .Directing is undistinguished .

Like this?try this....

"Napoleon II L'Aiglon" ,Claude Boissol ,1961 ;not based on Rostand's drama but on a screenplay written by historian André Castelot.


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