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Captain Blood (1960)

Le capitan (original title)
The young King Louis XIII is dominated by his mother Marie de Medici and her favorite Concino Concini . Francois de Capestang, a faithful knight falls for the daughter of the Duke of Angouleme that conspires against the Crown by his side.

Director:

André Hunebelle

Writers:

Franco Dal Cer (dialogue: Italian version), Pierre Foucaud (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Marais ... François de Capestan
Bourvil ... Cogolin
Elsa Martinelli ... Gisèle d'Angoulême
Pierrette Bruno Pierrette Bruno ... Giuseppa
Lise Delamare Lise Delamare ... Marie de Médicis
Annie Anderson Annie Anderson ... Béatrice de Beaufort (as Annie Andersson)
Guy Delorme Guy Delorme ... Rinaldo
Jacqueline Porel Jacqueline Porel ... Léonora Galigaï
Jean-Paul Coquelin Jean-Paul Coquelin ... Vitry
Raphaël Patorni Raphaël Patorni ... Le duc d'Angoulême
Robert Porte Robert Porte ... Duc de Rohan
Jean Berger Jean Berger ... Luynes
Piéral Piéral ... Lorenzo
Jean Blancheur Jean Blancheur ... (as Blancheur)
Alain Janey Alain Janey ... Un laquais de Gisèle
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The young King Louis XIII is dominated by his mother Marie de Medici and her favorite Concino Concini . Francois de Capestang, a faithful knight falls for the daughter of the Duke of Angouleme that conspires against the Crown by his side.

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Action | Adventure

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 October 1960 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Invincible Swordsman See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When François de Capestan rescue Gisèle d'Angoulême from the castle, in the exterior shots you can see that Elsa Martinelli was replaced by a stand-in actress wearing a wig. The double tried in these shots to hide her face or she was always shown her back to the camera. After they cross the river, Martinelli appears. See more »

Alternate Versions

The second musical number of the film was cut from the Castilian Spanish version. On the DVD release it was added with subtitles. See more »

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Remake of Captain Blood (1924) See more »

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Not bad old school fun
11 June 2013 | by MaziunSee all my reviews

This movie is based on Michel Zevaco's histories . Legendary French actor Jean Marais plays the main hero – a noble knight who will help young Louis XIII become king. "Le captain" is set during the king's youth. Marais plays the same role he played in many similar movies of that era . Famous French comedian Bourvil plays the role of sidekick – a street artists who is not very smart . Bourvil is a good comic relief. Both Jean Marais and Bourvil gave a really good performances.

It's interesting that old castles in this movie are real. This movie is maybe not as good as "Robin Hood" with Errol Flynn , but it's definitively entertaining and has a certain charm. Give it a shoot and don't expect historical accuracy.

I give it 5/10.


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