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
In the final duel between Andre Moreau and the Marquis de Maynes, Andre (Stewart Granger) jumps at the Duc from the back of a row of theatre chairs. During the filming of this scene, Granger narrowly missed serious injury to his groin when he landed astride the next row of chairs, and filming had to be halted temporarily. See more »
When Lenore comes to seek Aline's aid in saving Andre from Noel Aline's little dog barks at the foot of her bed but shows no sign of barking other than at the very beginning but the sound continues with no other movement. Dogs move their heads when they bark. See more »
Happy is the rascal, traveling life's byways, to whom the gods say, here is an easy switch. You may have lost Diana on the highway, but look, there is Aphrodite in a ditch.
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Stewart Granger at his prettiest. Above average film and story. However the final dueling scene maybe just about the very best of its kind. Worth sitting thru the entire film for the fantastic duel between Granger and Mel Ferrer
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