5.5/10
137
4 user 1 critic

Lucrèce Borgia (1953)

In the early 16th century, Italy is ruled by the powerful Borgia family, led by César Borgia and his sister Lucrètè. In a ruthless power play, César plots to have his sister's husband ... See full summary »

Director:

Christian-Jaque

Writers:

Alfred Schirokauer (novel), Christian-Jaque (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

At the end of the 15th Century, Rome is ruled ruthlessly by power mad and sex hungry Cesare Borgia, the eldest son of Pope Alexander VI. Following the advice of his chief adviser Niccolo ... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance
Stars: Edwige Feuillère, Gabriel Gabrio, Maurice Escande
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

The dreamy young Hamlet in his castle, undecided whether or not to have sexual approaches with his girls, considering that already has amorous relations with his sister Lucrezia Borgia.

Director: Lorenzo Onorati
Stars: Lucia Prato, Carmen Di Pietro, Gala Orlova
The Borgias (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The ruthless Rodrigo Borgia intends to become Pope and will not let anything stand in his way.

Stars: Oliver Cotton, Maurice O'Connell, Louis Selwyn
Lola Montès (1955)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Biopic of adventuress Lola Montès who ends up as a circus attraction after being romantically involved with famous European men.

Director: Max Ophüls
Stars: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook
Caprice II (2015)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An average guy meets an actress who is more beautiful than he could ever imagine. But then a pesky girl materializes to make his life a living hell. His perfect girlfriend now thinks that he is involved with this Caprice.

Director: Emmanuel Mouret
Stars: Virginie Efira, Anaïs Demoustier, Laurent Stocker
Dear Caroline (1951)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

14th July 1789. While the wedding of her older unprepossessing sister Louise to a wealthy aristocrat is being celebrated, sixteen-year old beauty Caroline falls in love with an attractive ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pottier
Stars: Martine Carol, Alfred Adam, Jacques Baumer
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The scene is set during the Second Empire. Captain Bitterlin watches jealously over his lovely daughter Madeleine but he cannot prevent nature from demanding its rights and Madeleine soon ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Georges Guétary, André Alerme, Martine Carol
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The daughter of a seamstress, Jeanne Bécu could hardly imagine she would later become one of the most influential women of the Kingdom of France. Nor could she anticipate her quick fall and... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Martine Carol, Daniel Ivernel, Gianna Maria Canale
Lucrezia (1968)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Fabrizio finds refuge from thugs in a convent, and passion in the arms of Lucrezia Borgia.

Director: Osvaldo Civirani
Stars: Olga Schoberová, Lou Castel, Gianni Garko
Los Borgia (2006)
Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.

Director: Antonio Hernández
Stars: Lluís Homar, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, María Valverde
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Central Italy in the Late Middle Ages. Federico, a virtuous nobleman from an impoverished family, is brought into service by autocrat Cesare Borgia. His promiscuous sister Lucrezia seems to... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Grieco
Stars: Belinda Lee, Jacques Sernas, Arnoldo Foà
Nana (1955)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The amorous career of a courtesan and how she met her death at the hands of a rejected lover.

Director: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Charles Boyer, Martine Carol, Walter Chiari
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martine Carol ... Lucrèce Borgia
Pedro Armendáriz ... César Borgia
Valentine Tessier Valentine Tessier ... Julie Farnese
Arnoldo Foà ... Michelotto
Piéral Piéral ... Le bouffon
Christian Marquand ... Paolo (as Christian Marquant)
Tania Fédor Tania Fédor ... La dame d'atours
Jean d'Yd Jean d'Yd ... Le médecin
Maurice Ronet ... Perotto
Raphaël Patorni Raphaël Patorni ... L'envoyé d'Este
Olivier Mathot Olivier Mathot ... Le sculpteur
Jackie Blanchot Jackie Blanchot ... Un spadassin (as Jacky Blanchot)
Joé Davray Joé Davray ... Un spadassin (as Joe Davray)
Georges Demas Georges Demas ... Un bourreau de Micheletto
Gilles Quéant Gilles Quéant ... Sforza
Edit

Storyline

In the early 16th century, Italy is ruled by the powerful Borgia family, led by César Borgia and his sister Lucrètè. In a ruthless power play, César plots to have his sister's husband murdered. But without her brother's knowledge, Lucrècè has taken a strong lover who will challenge the Borgias. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Woman Fit for the Devil Himself!!! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 October 1953 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucretia Borgia See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 15420 delivered on 28-11-1953. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinema Paradiso (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
SINS OF THE BORGIAS (Christian-Jaque, 1953) **1/2
18 August 2007 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

This reasonably well-mounted and quite stylish historical saga features impeccable period detail but, unfortunately, fizzles out in the second half – emerging to be rather uneven overall. Besides, it doesn’t rise to the full potential offered by its famous (and much-filmed) events – especially given the fact that the character of Lucretia has been considerably whitewashed! Still, the court intrigue is more interesting than the romance – but the pageantry is rather splendid, and there’s plenty of exciting action throughout (including a manhunt a' la THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME [1932]).

The casting, too, is exemplary: Martine Carol is an ideal Lucretia (she went on to portray another famous ‘courtesan’ in Max Ophuls’ sublime LOLA MONTES [1955]); a dashing Massimo Serato; a rather subdued Pedro Armendariz as Cesare Borgia; an impressively slinky Arnoldo Foa' as Cesare’s resourceful lieutenant; rugged Christian Marquand and an impossibly young Maurice Ronet as two of Lucretia’s ill-fated conquests; a blink-and-you’ll-miss-him Howard Vernon as a vicar; Valentine Tessier as a wealthy eccentric (she had been Madame Bovary in Jean Renoir’s 1933 version); and Pieral, the psychoanalyst dwarf from Luis Bunuel’s THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE (1977), who provides amusing but somewhat misplaced comic relief.

For the record, the following are the other films I’ve watched centering around this infamous noble family: Mitchell Leisen’s BRIDE OF VENGEANCE (1948), Henry King’s PRINCE OF FOXES (1949; recently released on DVD); and Sergio Corbucci’s much-inferior remake of THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1966). One I’d love to check out is Abel Gance’s LUCREZIA BORGIA (1935; also available on disc through Image).


12 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

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