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Le capitaine Fracasse (1961)

The ruined Baron Philippe de Sigognac, meets one day a troupe of traveling actors. Attracted by Isabelle, and by the enthusiasm of his acting companions, he joins the troupe.

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Pierre Gaspard-Huit (adaptation), Théophile Gautier (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Marais ... Baron Philippe de Sigognac / Capitaine Fracasse
Geneviève Grad ... Isabelle
Gérard Barray ... Duc de Vallombreuse
Riccardo Garrone ... Lampourde
Anna Maria Ferrero ... Marquise des Bruyères
Danielle Godet ... Serafina
Sophie Grimaldi Sophie Grimaldi ... Zerbine
Guy Delorme Guy Delorme ... Un homme du prince de Moussy
Sacha Pitoëff ... Matamore
Philippe Noiret ... Hérode
Louis de Funès ... Scapin
Jean Rochefort ... Malartic
Bernard Dhéran Bernard Dhéran ... Chevalier de Vidalenc
Alain Saury Alain Saury ... Agostin
Maurice Teynac Maurice Teynac ... Marquis des Bruyères
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The ruined Baron Philippe de Sigognac, meets one day a troupe of traveling actors. Attracted by Isabelle, and by the enthusiasm of his acting companions, he joins the troupe.

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Language:

French

Release Date:

21 April 1961 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitan Fracassa See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Swashbuckler!
23 December 2004 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The 1955-65 era was the French swashbuckler heyday and Jean Marais was the hero of that generation.He had given up his artistic ambitions of the Cocteau period ("la Belle et la Bete" " les parents terribles" ),but his panache and his charisma remained intact.Pierre Gaspard-Huit is not much of a director ,but it's adapted from a Theophile Gautier novel and there's a good cast featuring Louis de Funes and Gerard Barray (later,Duvernois in "abre los oyos")who was some Marais 's alter ego and who plays the villain here.The ending is melodramatic to a fault -but so was Gautier's novel-and anyway Marais's acrobatic feats (no stunt double,what contemporary actor can say the same?)are all that counts.


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