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The Assassination of the Duke de Guise (1908)

L'assassinat du duc de Guise (original title)
France, at the end of the sixteenth century. Henry III decided to eliminate his rival, the Duke of Guise, and, therefore, calls him in the castle of Blois. The mistress of the duke, warned ... See full summary »

Directors:

André Calmettes (co-director), Charles Le Bargy (co-director)

Writer:

Henri Lavedan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charles Le Bargy Charles Le Bargy ... Henri III
Albert Lambert ... Le duc de Guise (as Raphaël Albert Lambert fils)
Gabrielle Robinne ... Marquise de Noirmoutier, maîtresse du duc
Berthe Bovy Berthe Bovy ... Le page
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Angelo
Albert Dieudonné
Huguette Duflos
Raphaël Duflos Raphaël Duflos
Charles Lorrain
Rolla Norman Rolla Norman
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Storyline

France, at the end of the sixteenth century. Henry III decided to eliminate his rival, the Duke of Guise, and, therefore, calls him in the castle of Blois. The mistress of the duke, warned of the King's intentions, informs him, but the noble, sure of his own authority, went there anyway. In Cabinet-Vieux castle Duke is stabbed by guards of the King, while he attends the murder hidden behind the curtains. Eventually, Henry III does burn the duke body to discard.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 February 1909 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Assassination of the Duke de Guise See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pathé Frères See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first film for which original music was specifically composed, by classical composer Camille Saint-Saëns. See more »

Connections

Version of L'exécution du Duc de Guise (1971) See more »

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The murder of the Duc de Guise in 1588
19 September 2002 | by germouseSee all my reviews

Typical epic movie of this time, but one of the first great production in history: famous actors from the Comedie Française and one of the best theater director, André Calmette.

The setting is fine and rich for the time but the interpretation is a little pathetic and updated.

L'assassinat du Duc de Guise is above all a rarity because of the composer: it was the first and only music composed by very famous classic composer Camille Saint Saens.


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