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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 ... 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 »


Referenced in One Hundred and One Nights (1995) See more »

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Awful Conclusion
13 September 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1789, in France, the outlaw The Black Tulip (Alain Delon) is a thief that steals the nobles for himself; however the poor people believes he is a revolutionary. He is indeed the womanized and dull Count Guillaume de Saint Preux, who has a love affair with the married Marquise Catherine de Vigogne (Dawn Addams). When the Chief of Police Baron La Mouche (Adolfo Marsillach) plans a scheme to arrest The Black Tulip, the bandit is marked by a scar on the face and La Mouche suspects Guillaume might be The Black Tulip. However Guillaume summons his clumsy and idealistic younger brother Julien de Saint Preux to pose as if were him to lure La Mouche. Meanwhile Julien meets the bride Caroline "Carol" Plantin (Virna Lisi), who is a revolutionary, and they fall in love with each other. When Julien learns that his brother does not have any principles or ideal, he assumes Guillaume identity and The Black Tulip to support Plantin (Francis Blanche) and his group in the revolution. Will they succeed?

"La tulipe noire", a.k.a. "The Black Tulip", is an entertaining adventure of a Zorro-like anti-hero. The plot is very funny until the point when Julien is arrested. Guillaume's sacrifice is silly and the conclusion is awful and messy, with Julien celebrating the revolution with Caroline and totally forgetting his brother and his body.My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Tulipa Negra" ("The Black Tulip")

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Release Date:

28 February 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El tulipán negro See more »

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (Western Electric Sound System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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