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The Black Tulip (1964)

La tulipe noire (original title)
In 1789, when the Revolution went on, a bandit named "Black Tulip" held the surroundings of village Roussillon in fear. The poor people respected him as Robin Hood, who declare himself a ... See full summary »




Alexandre Dumas (novel), Paul Andréota (scenario and adaptation) | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Julien de Saint Preux / Guillaume de Saint Preux
Virna Lisi ... Caroline 'Caro' Plantin
Adolfo Marsillach ... Baron La Mouche
Dawn Addams ... La marquise Catherine de Vigogne
Akim Tamiroff ... Le marquis de Vigogne
Laura Valenzuela Laura Valenzuela ... Lisette
George Rigaud ... L'intendant général / Chief of Police
Francis Blanche ... Plantin
José Jaspe José Jaspe ... Brignon
Perla Cristal
José Luis Pellicena José Luis Pellicena
Enrique Ávila ... Un villageois / Villager
Álvaro de Luna
Robert Manuel Robert Manuel ... Le prince Alexandre de Grasillach de Morvan Lobo
Yvan Chiffre Yvan Chiffre ... (as Ivan Chiffre)


In 1789, when the Revolution went on, a bandit named "Black Tulip" held the surroundings of village Roussillon in fear. The poor people respected him as Robin Hood, who declare himself a revolutioner but Count Guillaume de Saint Preux "plays" this benefactor. When he fought with Mouche, the policeman he was wounded ... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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The film bears no resemblance whatsoever with the novel by Alexandre Dumas entitled "The Black Tulip". See more »


Version of The Black Tulip (1970) See more »

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Soggy and uninspired mess
14 June 2002 | by lorenellroySee all my reviews

It is always a tad unfair to judge movies in a dubbed version especially ,as is the case here,when the dubbing is perfunctory and careless.Actors voices are among the key elements of their personality and replacing them with an anonymous voiceover artist is tantamount to a form of castration.,not to mention the loss of credibility arising from poor lip synchronization.

The movie needs all the help it can get anyway being a pretty feeble affair.The Black Tulip is a Zorro like figure,with a penchant for black garb and mask who sides with the peasantry in the French Revolution by holding up aristocrats and disbursing the proceeds to the downtrodden-a reverse Scarlet Pimpernel,whose sentiments,rightly ,were pro establishment.When scarred on his face by the Police Lieutenant General he substitutes his identical twin,an idealist,who takes to the role with some relish

Cue romantic entanglements,some woeful sword fights and a plethora of bad dubbing until we get to the finale where heroism and self sacrifice rule the day Delon is dull and lacks the balletic grace that marks out the best screen swordsmen

Minor in every way

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Release Date:

28 February 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El tulipán negro See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (Western Electric Sound System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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