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Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 30 September 1926 (USA)
Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marquis Christian de Bardelys
... Roxalanne de Lavedan
... Comte de Chatellerault
... Vicomte de Lavedan
... Vicomtesse de Lavedan
... Chevalier de Saint Eustache
... King Louis XIII
... René de Lesperon
... Rodenard
... Cardinal Richelieu
... Castelrous
... Lafosse
Joe Smith Marba ... Innkeeper (as Joseph Marba)
Daniel G. Tomlinson ... Sergeant of Dragoons
Emile Chautard ... Anatol
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Storyline

In the court of French king Louis XIII, a courtier named Bardelys carries with him a grand reputation as an irresistible ladies' man. When another figure in the court, Chatellerault, fails to win the hand of the beautiful Roxalanne (whose family fortune the king wishes to bring under his control), Bardelys suggests that he could win the young woman's hand. Thus a bet is made, and Bardelys embarks on the pursuit of Roxalanne and her fortune. But intrigue and mistaken identity lead Bardelys into grave danger. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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He loved like he fought - and he fought like the devil - the greatest lover - the greatest fighter in all France! (original ad) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Passed
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30 September 1926 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bardelys el magnífico  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$490,467, 31 December 1927
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The scene with the romantic boat ride through the weeping willows was the result of impromptu providence. Director King Vidor showed up in a park in Pasedena, CA, to shoot the scene with no real plan on how to do it. At the park he was inspired when he saw the boat and willow trees. He then had his crew quickly construct a tunnel of willow branches. See more »

Quotes

Bardelys: If they catch me, I'll lose my head - - and I have too good a head to lose.
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Featured in Show People (1928) See more »

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The 19 Year Old John Wayne
2 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

John Wayne made his screen debut in this Rafael Sabatini adaptation titled 'Bardelys the Magnificent'. Sabatini was one of many novelists who was used to bring historical dramas to the big screen mobilising the careers of Errol Flynn and Stewart Granger.


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