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The Adventures of Gerard (1970)

Based on satirical short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about a vain, egotistical Etienne Gerard, a French brigadier serving during the Napoleonic Wars. He thinks he's the best soldier and lover that ever lived and intends to prove it.

Director:

Jerzy Skolimowski

Writers:

H.A.L. Craig (scenario), Arthur Conan Doyle (based on the "Brigadier Gerard" stories by) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter McEnery ... Col. Etienne Gerard (Hussars of Conflans)
Claudia Cardinale ... Teresa, Countess of Morales
Eli Wallach ... Napoleon Bonaparte
Jack Hawkins ... Marshal Millefleurs (Renegade English Officer)
Mark Burns Mark Burns ... Col. Russell (Coldstream Guards)
Norman Rossington ... Sgt. Papilette (Hussars of Conflans)
John Neville ... Duke of Wellington
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... Santarem, Count of Morales
Ivan Desny ... Gen. Lassalle
Leopoldo Trieste ... Marshal Henri Massena
Aude Loring Aude Loring ... Madeleine
Carlo Delle Piane
Ugo Fangareggi Ugo Fangareggi ... (as Ugo Pangareggi)
Véronique Vendell ... Young Woman in Hay
John Bartha John Bartha
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Storyline

During the Napoleonic Wars of 18th century Europe a French Hussars Colonel is entrusted by Napoleon to be his special messenger.The colonel is sent to meet French Marshal Massena who is besieging a Spanish fortress occupied by British forces and give Massena a secret dispatch from the Emperor.Colonel Gerard accepts the task and prepares himself for any type of enemy or obstacle barring his way to Morales Fortress.The only kind of enemy Colonel Gerard is not prepared for is a beautiful Spanish seductress in the person of Spanish Countess Theresa Morales.Countess Morales is the leader of the local Spanish guerrilla forces fighting alongside the British against Napoleon.Her secret task is to seduce Colonel Gerard in order to steal the secret dispatches he carries for Marshal Massena.Not only French Colonel Gerard but also British Colonel Russell falls for her Spanish charms.The two rivals are ready to duel each other to death for Countess Theresa Morales' love and for their respective ... Written by nufs68

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Switzerland

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1970 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventures of Brigadier Gérard See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Sir Nigel Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The makeup department built up the bridge on Eli Wallach's nose to make it more like Napoleon's. See more »

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Eh..
11 June 2003 | by Charles_BronsonSee all my reviews

I saw this movie this morning and I must say it does not deserve one star. I admit, this movie is not exactly a CLASSIC per se but it has its share of funny moments. I'm not much of a fan of OLD movies but this one has charm to it. You have the lovely Claudia Cardinale of 'Once Upon a Time in the West' fame and Eli Wallach in this movie...good cast and an alright movie.

It's supposed to be an adventure/comedy and sees to be more alongside the genre of Comedy more than anything. It's funny but not downright hilarious in parts and the adventure seems more comical than serious.

Eh, not bad. **+/****


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