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Lord Lucius Vyne:
There's not much time, Milord. The boat back to France will be waiting in the next cove.
King Charles II:
Lord Lucius, I am glad you persuaded me to risk coming out of exile in France to see for myself. I know now that the people are for me. They're sick of Cromwell and his Commonwealth! They want their Charles II. But you have made powerful enemies. When I am back on the throne, if you should need me, send me this.
[hands Lord Lucius his ring]
Lord Lucius Vyne:
I am honored, sire, but I fear you will have enough ...
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I picked this film up on DVD at WalMart for a dollar. I figured I couldn't go wrong with a swashbuckler and an all-star cast. There was nothing wrong with the acting as it turns out either. However, the dialogue is awful, the backstory is embarrassingly clumsily handled, and the lines are so wooden that Olivier couldn't make them sparkle. The story is based on a Barabara Cartland book as it turns out, and she's famous for QUANTITY, not QUALITY. I imagine this is pretty representative of her work. Still, for a buck, it was nice to see two of the 4 Musketeers again (Oliver Reed and Michael York) plus Hugh Grant with very, very bad hair.
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