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Le Bossu (1959)

Le bossu (original title)
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Prince Philippe de Gonzague decides to get rid of his cousin Duke de Nevers, having wished for long his properties and wealth.

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André Hunebelle

Writers:

Pierre Foucaud, Paul Féval (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Le chemin des ecoliers (The Way of Youth) is a 1959 French film starring Alain Delon. It is based in the novel The Transient Hour by Marcel Ayme.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Marais ... Henri de Lagardère
Bourvil ... Passepoil
Sabine Sesselmann ... Aurore de Nevers / Isabelle de Caylus (as Sabina Selman)
Jean Le Poulain ... Peyrolles
Hubert Noël Hubert Noël ... Philippe de Nevers
Paulette Dubost ... Dame Marthe
Edmond Beauchamp Edmond Beauchamp ... Don Miguel
Alexandre Rignault ... L'aubergiste
Paul Cambo ... Philippe d'Orléans
Georges Douking ... Le marquis de Caylus (as Douking)
Annie Anderson Annie Anderson ... Une invitée au bal (as Annie Andersson)
François Chaumette François Chaumette ... Philippe de Gonzague
Raoul Billerey Raoul Billerey ... (as Raoul Bilrey)
Barbara Cruz Barbara Cruz
Claude Carliez Claude Carliez
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Prince Philippe de Gonzague decides to get rid of his cousin Duke de Nevers, having wished for long his properties and wealth.

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The King's Avenger See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,518
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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German actress Sabine Sesselmann is dubbed by two different French actresses as she is playing a double role: Isabelle de Caylus - where she is dubbed by Jacqueline Porel; and also Aurore de Nevers, her daughter - where she is dubbed by Gilberte Aubry. See more »

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Very entertaining version of this great French swashbuckler
15 April 2007 | by rosianSee all my reviews

I love this original story and although it's frustrating I can't find a version of the book and the writer's son's sequels in English, I am ploughing through them in French which I expect any purist would tell me is what I should do anyway, and I've become an enthusiast for this engaging hero.

Whilst I greatly enjoyed the delightful movie version with Daniel Auteuil which is how I first discovered Henri de Lagardere, I think this Jean Marais version is really the best - it keeps to the original better re storyline, and the script allows Marais to act Lagardere as he should be - swashbuckling and dynamic and already well known in Paris rather than Auteuil's lower key less sophisticated version. I also enjoyed the recent French TV series.


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