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Bardelys the Magnificent ()


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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... See more »

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Marquis Christian de Bardelys
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Roxalanne de Lavedan
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Comte de Chatellerault
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Vicomte de Lavedan
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Vicomtesse de Lavedan
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Chevalier de Saint Eustache
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King Louis XIII
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René de Lesperon
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Rodenard
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Cardinal Richelieu
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Castelrous
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Lafosse
Joe Smith Marba ...
Innkeeper (as Joseph Marba)
Daniel G. Tomlinson ...
Sergeant of Dragoons
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Anatol
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Cozelatt
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Dueling Husband (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
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Court Gossip (uncredited)
Lon Poff ...
Prison Friar (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ...
Fop (uncredited)
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Judge of the Tribunal (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ...
Court Gossip (uncredited)
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Guard (uncredited)

Directed by

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King Vidor

Written by

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Rafael Sabatini ... (novel "Bardelys the Magnificent")
 
Dorothy Farnum ... (adaptation and scenario)
 
Marian Ainslee ... (titles)

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William Axt ... (uncredited)
R.H. Bassett ... (uncredited) (premiere: Los Angeles)

Cinematography by

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William H. Daniels

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André-ani
Lucia Coulter

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James Basevi ... sets
Richard Day ... sets
Cedric Gibbons ... sets

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Robert Florey ... technical director (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines I could win every woman in France he cried...and he did! (original poster) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Bardelys le magnifique (France)
  • Galgenhochzeit (Germany)
  • El caballero del amor (Spain)
  • Der Galgengraf (Austria)
  • Bardelys il magnifico (Italy)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia Long thought lost, a print of this film was discovered in a private collection in France and restored for a DVD release. It was missing its third reel, but scenes from the trailer and production stills were edited in via a continuity script. See more »
Goofs It is odd that loyalist and judge Chatellerault should propose marriage to a woman from what he know is a rebel family which is of such repugnance to the king that he forbids Bardelys from proposing to her. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Show People (1928). See more »
Quotes Bardelys: - - your hair is like a jealous cloud that veils the beauty of the moon -...
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