6.4/10
155
8 user 8 critic

Cardinal Richelieu (1935)

Approved | | Drama, History, Romance | 28 April 1935 (USA)
The cunning Cardinal Richelieu must save King Louis XIII from treachery within his inner circle.

Director:

Rowland V. Lee

Writers:

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (play) (as Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton), Cameron Rogers (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: Passed Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy
Angel Baby (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In his film debut, Burt Reynolds vies with George Hamilton for the loveof one heavenly woman. In the American South, evangelist Paul Strand(Hamilton) meets a beautiful, young mute named ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Wendkos, Hubert Cornfield
Stars: George Hamilton, Mercedes McCambridge, Joan Blondell
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A widow stirs things up in a western town by raising sheep instead of cattle, and organizing the local women to demonstrate for women's suffrage.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Doris Day, Peter Graves, George Kennedy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Segal
Stars: Jean Simmons, Robert Preston, Pat Hingle
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An impetuous teenage girl, resentful of her father's new wife, tries to wreck the marriage regardless of the consequences.

Director: Edmond T. Gréville
Stars: David Farrar, Noëlle Adam, Christopher Lee
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The dreary existence of middle-aged spinster Maura Prince takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of young handyman Billy Jarvis, but there is more to Billy than meets the eye.

Director: Alastair Reid
Stars: Patricia Neal, Pamela Brown, Nicholas Clay
El Cid (1961)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young, rebellious Ute Indian joins the rodeo circuit and falls in with a drunken mentor who teaches him the ways of the ring and the world.

Director: Stuart Millar
Stars: Richard Widmark, Frederic Forrest, Luana Anders
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1940, Colonel Will Seaborm Effingham (Charles Coburn), a retired army officer, returns to his home town of Frederisksville, Georgia and is disturbed at the lack of civic pride. He writes... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Charles Coburn, Joan Bennett, William Eythe
War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Major Lex Kearney becomes the North's first counterespionage agent as he tries to discover who's behind the theft of Union cavalry horses in Colorado during the Civil War.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Gary Cooper, Phyllis Thaxter, David Brian
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

During last two hours of the year, the three stories are happening in the dark and deserted streets of coastal town of Split, separated from the wild New Year's Eve parties.

Director: Arsen A. Ostojic
Stars: Dino Dvornik, Mladen Vulic, Coolio
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Yankee sea captain has adventures in paradise trying to become an entrepreneur in Micronesia.

Directors: Byron Haskin, Burt Lancaster
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Joan Rice, André Morell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Arliss ... Cardinal Richelieu
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Lenore di Brissac
Edward Arnold ... Louis XIII
Cesar Romero ... Count Andre de Pons
Douglass Dumbrille ... Count Baradas
Francis Lister ... Prince Gaston
Halliwell Hobbes ... Father Joseph
Violet Kemble Cooper ... Queen Marie
Katharine Alexander ... Queen Anne
Robert Harrigan Robert Harrigan ... Fontrailles
Joseph R. Tozer Joseph R. Tozer ... De Bussy (as Joseph Tozer)
Lumsden Hare ... Gustavus Adolphus - King of Sweden
Russell Hicks ... Le Moyne
Keith Hitchcock Keith Hitchcock ... Duke D'Epernon (as Keith Kenneth)
Murray Kinnell ... Duke of Lorraine
Edit

Storyline

The cunning Cardinal Richelieu must save King Louis XIII from treachery within his inner circle.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

To thwart a king's passion, he gambled the fate of a nation!

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kardinal Richelieu See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

20th Century Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) | (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 23, 1939 with George Arliss, Cesar Romero and Douglass Dumbrille reprising their film roles. See more »

Connections

Version of Richelieu; or: The Conspiracy (1910) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Richelieu goes to Hollywood.
19 January 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

It is always interesting,nay funny,to see how Hollywood broaches FRench history.To make Louis XIII a bon vivant fond of young maidens whereas he was misogynous and is known for only having had two (platonic)affairs with women is the contrary of what we learn in history books.On the other hand,the king's homosexuality was never proved :he had favorites but they could possibly have been only good friends.

On the other hand,George Arliss is Richelieu as a French person can imagine it.He is a shrewd adamant man,with a great fondness for cats .He was hated by the queen and the queen mother Marie De Medicis whose regency was a disaster .The movie shows how disinterested he was:he used to work for the king's throne,preparing the absolute monarchy which would come into bloom with the Sun King in 1661.He fought against the nobles -who ,after his death would rebel in the days of "La Fronde" - and against the protestants (the siege of La Rochelle is depicted in "Les Trois Mousquetaires").

The story is a bit far-fetched -the Cardinal goes as far as to pretend he is dead;the nobles who see his "dead body" take naiveté to new limits-but rather entertaining.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed