Louis XI of France drafts Paris's popular "king" of criminals as Provost Marshal in his fight against usurper Charles of Burgundy and the traitorous nobles who rally around him.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Ken Englund (screenplay), Brian Hooker (book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Grayson ... Catherine de Vaucelles
Oreste Kirkop ... François Villon (as Oreste)
Rita Moreno ... Huguette
Cedric Hardwicke ... Tristan (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Walter Hampden ... King Louis XI
Leslie Nielsen ... Thibault d'Aussigny
William Prince ... Rene de Montigny
Jack Lord ... Ferrebouc
Billy Vine Billy Vine ... Jacques
Harry McNaughton Harry McNaughton ... Colin
Florence Sundstrom Florence Sundstrom ... Laughing Margot
Lucie Lancaster Lucie Lancaster ... Margaret
Raymond Bramley Raymond Bramley ... The Scar
Gregory Morton Gregory Morton ... General Antoine De Chabannes
Ralph Sumpter Ralph Sumpter ... Bishop of Paris and Turin
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Storyline

In 1461, French nobles fearing King Louis XI may seize their lands, join forces with the rebellious Duke of Burgundy to overthrow the king. One of the Duke's captains suggests enlisting the aid of Francois Villon who is known to oppose the king and is leader of the Vagabonds, a group that robs the rich to aid the poor. In league with Burgundy, Villon and two of his cohorts enter Paris, but are captured by the king's men. The king, recognizing Villon's power over the people, proposes that Villon defend Paris against Burgundy and help uncover traitors in the court. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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Musical | Romance

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Walter Hampden, who plays King Louis XI in this film, never saw it. He died more than a year before its release. See more »

Quotes

Charles: One of my men will make himself known to you. He will call himself a lover of good wine. You will ask the color of wine and he will answer "The color of royal blood."
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Version of The Vagabond King (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

This Same Heart
by Rudolf Friml and Johnny Burke
Sung by Oreste Kirkop (ucnredited)
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Not that bad a movie.
6 June 2020 | by elaineevans7See all my reviews

After this film bom bombed at the box office, it was put in the public domain. There are many YouTube channels devoted 2 movies in the public domain including this forgotten movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vagabond King See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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