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Scaramouche (1952)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 27 June 1952 (USA)
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In France during the late 18th Century, a man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman.

Director:

George Sidney

Writers:

Ronald Millar (screenplay), George Froeschel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Andre Moreau
Eleanor Parker ... Lenore
Janet Leigh ... Aline de Gavrillac
Mel Ferrer ... Noel, Marquis de Maynes
Henry Wilcoxon ... Chevalier de Chabrillaine
Nina Foch ... Marie Antoinette
Richard Anderson ... Philippe de Valmorin
Robert Coote ... Gaston Binet
Lewis Stone ... Georges de Valmorin
Elisabeth Risdon ... Isabelle de Valmorin
Howard Freeman ... Michael Vanneau
Curtis Cooksey ... Fabian
John Dehner ... Doutreval
John Litel ... Dr. Dubuque
Jonathan Cott ... Sergeant
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Storyline

Andre-Louis Moreau is a nobleman's bastard in the days of the French revolution. Noel, the Marquis de Mayne, a nobleman in love with the Queen, is ordered to seek the hand of a young ingenue, Aline, in marriage. Andre also meets Aline, and forms an interest in her. But when the marquis kills his best friend Andre declares himself the Marquis's enemy and vows to avenge his friend. He hides out, a wanted man, as an actor in a commedia troupe, and spends his days learning how to handle a sword. When de Maynes becomes a spadassinicide, challenging opposing National Assembly members to duels they have no hope of winning, Andre becomes a politician to protect the third estate (and hopefully ventilate de Maynes). Written by Kathy Li

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The Company that made "Quo Vadis" brings the world another spectacular romantic triumph!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scaramouche - Der Mann mit der Maske See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,739,000, 31 December 1952

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,746,000, 31 December 1952
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Fernand Gravet was announced for this film by MGM in 1938, but the film was not made. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, Andre criticizes Phillippe's letter on its grammar, citing a split infinitive. Andre then tells Philippe to "boldly go outside", thus committing a split infinite himself. See more »

Quotes

Deputy DeCrillion: [attempting to challenge him to a duel] My name is De Crillons from Château Thierry. Your face revolts me. Your eyes are pig's eyes, and your ears...
Andre Moreau: All right.
Deputy DeCrillion: Behind the cathedral at six.
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Fantastic rapier work
6 July 1999 | by ng-4See all my reviews

I recently saw this movie again on cable - it is a wonderful mixture of period romantic adventure with examples of great comedia del'arte and... especially... the best fencing scenes ever put on film. Both Stewart Granger and Mel Ferrer were excellent swordsmen and their final confrontation is a brilliant tour de force. Watch it just for this sequence - remember it was made in 1953 and is still highly enjoyable.


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