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The Fighting Guardsman (1946)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 4 January 1946 (USA)
A band of Frenchmen start an uprising against the aristocracy in the days before the French Revolution.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

Edward Dein, Alexandre Dumas (novel) (as Alexandre Dumas père) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Willard Parker ... Baron Francois de St.-Hermain, alias Roland the Bandit
Anita Louise ... Amelie de Montrevel
Janis Carter ... Christine Roualt
John Loder ... Sir John Tanley
Edgar Buchanan ... Pepe, Bandit-Valet
George Macready ... Gaston de Montrevel
Lloyd Corrigan ... King Louis XVI
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gino Corrado ... Roualt (unconfirmed)
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A band of Frenchmen start an uprising against the aristocracy in the days before the French Revolution.

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mein Herz gehört dem Rebellen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

During the attack in the King's chambers at the end of the movie, a muzzle-loaded pistol that has already been fired is discarded in the melee. A short time later, the King picks it up and fires it again, though it has not been reloaded. See more »

Quotes

Mme. de Montrevel: His Majesty adores Gaston!
Gaston de Montrevel: [laughing in embarrassment] Table talk!
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Connections

Version of Les compagnons de Jehu (1966) See more »

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Action but a bit dated
14 December 2000 | by artzauSee all my reviews

Youngsters out there will likely not remember tall, blond Willard Parker, who with a flashing smile aspired after the cape and sword of Errol Flynn (who didn't?) in those halcyon movie days after WWII. He kind of looked like Peter Graves, Matt Dillon's (James Arness of Gunsmoke fame) brother. But, he never caught on. Mainly, I suppose because he didn't have the dash to go with his flashing smile, or because he often got stuck with not-too-good scripts, like this one. Listen, as a kid, I lived on costume adventures. Those years were the heyday of those tales. I waited for movies with John Hall, George Montgomery, Cornell Wilde but, this was a dog. I barely sat through the convoluted story line and tiresome dialogue. Now, if you can see this film, it actually is better than I remembered it as a kid. Why? The story is a bit involved, the dialogues sometimes a bit tedious and the action doesn't always burst off the screen. Today viewers may not have the patience to wade through the undercurrents of the complex plot. But, if you're a die-hard costume drama addict like me, you do it. The film doesn't hang together like some of the later Burt Lancaster action films but it is worth seeing.


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