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Under the Red Robe (1937)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 8 November 1937 (UK)
Cardinal Richelieu spares the life of a convicted duelist (Veidt) provided he will capture the leader of the Huguenots.

Director:

Victor Sjöström (as Victor Seastrom)

Writers:

Lajos Biró (screenplay) (as Lajos Biro), Philip Lindsay (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Conrad Veidt ... Gil de Berault
Annabella ... Lady Marguerite of Fiox
Raymond Massey ... Cardinal Richelieu
Romney Brent ... Marius
Sophie Stewart Sophie Stewart ... Elise, Duchess of Fiox
Wyndham Goldie Wyndham Goldie ... Edmond, Duke of Fiox (as F. Wyndham Goldie)
Lawrence Grant ... Father Joseph
Baliol Holloway Baliol Holloway ... Clon (as Balliol Holloway)
Shale Gardner Shale Gardner ... Louis (as Shayle Gardner)
Frank Damer Frank Damer ... Pierre
James Regan James Regan ... Jean
Edie Martin ... Maria
Haddon Mason Haddon Mason ... Count Rossignac
J. Fisher White J. Fisher White ... Baron Breteuil
Graham Soutten Graham Soutten ... Leval (as Ben Soutten)
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In 1620s France, dreaded swordsman Gil de Berault returns from carrying out a mission for Cardinal Richelieu, and finds the Cardinal worried about growing opposition from the Huguenots in the south. The Cardinal also warns de Berault that dueling has been outlawed, and will henceforth be punishable by death. Gil, however, promptly disobeys the law and is indeed sentenced to death. The Cardinal offers to cancel the sentence if de Berault is able to capture the duke who is organizing plans for an uprising. Gil travels to the duke's castle and is allowed to stay as a guest, but the duke's wife and sister immediately suspect that he is a spy. He and his servant still make good progress, until he falls in love with the duke's sister, which complicates everything. Written by Snow Leopard

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Swashbucker Gil De Berault is bound for the guillotine when he is given one last chance for a pardon.

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Adventure | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1937 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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This film received its earliest documented USA telecasts in Chicago Sunday 4 September 1949 on WGN (Channel 9), in Detroit Sunday 11 September 1949 on WWJ (Channel 4), in Atlanta Wednesday 28 September 1949 on WSB (Channel 8), in Cincinnati Sunday 13 November 1949 on WLW-T (Channel 4), in Philadelphia Sunday 27 November 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New York City Friday 13 January 1950 on WPIX (Channel 11), and in Los Angeles Friday 24 February 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Lady Marguerite of Fiox: I had to hate you; because from the very first moment, I had to love you.
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It Was a Dark and Sjöström-y Night
1 July 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Victor Sjöström's last movie as a director, is a mixed result of a try at a prestige movie to celebrate Denham Studio's opening, what with a script co-written by Lajos Biros and camera-work by James Wong Howe. Raymond Massey is Cardinal Richelieu. To thwart an uprising by Hugenots, he reprieves Conrad Veidt from hanging and sends him to capture Wyndham Goldie, the leader of the Protestants. Veidt is a rogue, but when he falls in love with Goldie's sister, Annabella....

It all starts out very well, given strong compositions and a typically Sjöström-like storm raging as he slips the leash of his watchdog, Romney Brent, recovers the diamonds and offers to duel the soldiers sent to arrest anyone they can. By the end of the movie, alas, the director is overwhelmed by the rigors of dramatic form and having Mr. Brent as his dialogue director. Sjöström retired from directing movies, although he would distinguish them as an actor for the next twenty years.

For the first half, it's a great movie. Too bad it couldn't finish that way.


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