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The Tournament (1928)

Le tournoi dans la cité (original title)
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Cast overview:
Aldo Nadi Aldo Nadi ... François de Baynes
Jackie Monnier ... Isabelle Ginori
Enrique Rivero ... Henri de Rogier
Blanche Bernis Blanche Bernis ... Catherine de Médicis
Suzanne Desprès ... Comtesse de Baynes
Manuel Raaby ... Comte Ginori
Gerard Mock Gerard Mock ... Charles IX
Viviane Clarens Viviane Clarens ... Lucrèce Pazzi, la Florentine
Henri Janvier Henri Janvier ... L'officier des gardes
Marval Marval ... Antonio le bouffon
William Aguet William Aguet ... Le grand écuyer
Max Dalban Max Dalban ... Le capitaine du guet
Albert Rancy Albert Rancy ... Capitaine du tournoi
Pierrette Debrèges Pierrette Debrèges
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 February 1929 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le tournoi See more »

Filming Locations:

Carcassonne, Aude, France

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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First film of William Aguet. See more »

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a handsome medieval romance
10 January 2011 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

For many years this rare, silent Renoir was considered lost, except for an abbreviated 40-minute print that could only have provided a tantalizing hint of the splendor of the original feature. The setting is the medieval French city of Carcassonne, where lords and ladies have gathered for a friendly tournament sponsored by Catherine de' Medici to unite feuding Protestants and Catholics under the common banner of France. But never mind the 16th century history lesson; enjoy it as an epic romance of chivalry and courtly manners, with rival knights De Rogier (in white armour, of course) and the despicable De Baynes competing for the hand of a beautiful young maiden. Agile camera-work and painterly lighting effects lend momentum to a drama which otherwise has a tendency to become bogged down in narrative exposition and meticulous period detail, up until the stirring climactic joust.


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