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The Red and the Black (1954)

Le rouge et le noir (original title)
It's no holds barred for Julian in pursuit of upward mobility. Although expected to channel career aspirations into the Church of the post- Napoleonic era, his intensely romantic liaisons ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Autant-Lara

Writers:

Stendhal (novel), Jean Aurenche (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Darrieux ... Mme de Rénal
Gérard Philipe ... Julien Sorel
Antonella Lualdi ... Mathilde de La Mole
Antoine Balpêtré ... L'abbé Pirard
Robert Berri Robert Berri ... Palefrenier de Croisenoix
André Brunot ... L'abbé Chélan
Georges Descrières ... M. de Croisenois
Mirko Ellis Mirko Ellis ... Norbert de La Mole
Pierre Jourdan ... Comte Altamira
Jean Martinelli ... M. de Rénal
Jean Mercure ... Marquis de La Mole
Alexandre Rignault ... Le père Sorel
Anna Maria Sandri ... Elisa (as Anna-Maria Sandri)
Gérard Séty Gérard Séty ... Le lieutenant Liéven
Jacques Varennes ... Le président du tribunal
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It's no holds barred for Julian in pursuit of upward mobility. Although expected to channel career aspirations into the Church of the post- Napoleonic era, his intensely romantic liaisons propel him forward at a pace he cannot control. Written by <incite@netwiz.net>

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In military red he preened...when it pleased him. In priestly black he prayed...when it pleased him. From boudoir seductions to royal intrigues... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Besides the Brando/Autant-Lara version previously mentioned, there was a plan in 1949 by the recently successful novelist Norman Mailer to adapt Stendhal,s novel with the rising young star Montgomery Clift as Julien Sorel. See more »

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Version of Le rouge et le noir (1961) See more »

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Julien Sorel
11 August 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

Many virtues . The first - maybe the accuracy to Stendhal message. The admirable chemistry between Gerard Philipe and Danielle Darrieux. And, not the less, the new Julien Sorel. Impressive for the nuances of a character escaping from the perspective about one side. Seductive for few scenes giving the essence of period. Serving profound humanism. A film with so many virtues ! One of them - the first steps of Antonela Lualdi. Not the best performance of her but a nice work .


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 April 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rouge et noir See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (longer) | (New York opening)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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