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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 »

Director:

Christian-Jaque

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novel), Paul Andréota (scenario and adaptation) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

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 ... Marquis de Vigogne
Laura Valenzuela Laura Valenzuela ... Lisette
George Rigaud ... Intendant General / Chief of Police
Francis Blanche ... Plantin
José Jaspe ... Brignon
Perla Cristal
José Luis Pellicena José Luis Pellicena
Enrique Ávila ... Villager
Álvaro de Luna
Robert Manuel Robert Manuel ... Prince Alexandre de Grasillach de Morvan Lobo
Yvan Chiffre Yvan Chiffre ... (as Ivan Chiffre)
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Storyline

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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Country:

France | Italy | Spain

Language:

French

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:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Referenced in Zorro (1975) See more »

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THE BLACK TULIP (Christian-Jaque, 1964) **1/2
21 December 2008 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

A lesser-known literary creation of Alexandre Dumas Snr. was this Zorro-type masked avenger at the time of the French Revolution who, unlike the contemporaneous The Scarlet Pimpernel, was on the side of the Revolutionaries despite being truly an aristocrat himself! I've never read the source novel myself but, in any case, I'm familiar with the character via a fondly-remembered Japanese animated series that I used to watch on Italian TV as a kid (where the titular hero was actually a girl!). Having said that, it seems that much of the narrative has also been changed for this handsomely-mounted, energetic but disappointingly bland cinematic adaptation.

Alain Delon – who, ironically, would go on to portray Zorro himself in an equally medium-grade Italian production in 1975 – plays a dual role here as the jaded aristocrat who dons the black costume and as his naïve, younger brother who is forced to keep up the ruse when the latter is facially scarred during a swordfight with his nemesis (Adolfo Marsillach). No self-respecting swashbuckling hero goes by without a gushing female pining for him and, appropriately enough, we get two here in Virna Lisi and Dawn Addams – one for each Delon persona! The fomer ditches her own imminent marriage when she meets cute with the shier Delon and the latter gets it on with the older Delon practically in front of her ageing aristocrat husband, Akim Tamiroff.


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