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The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates. The Count has kept secret the existence of the Duke's bastard, recently born. When the Duke learns of his... See more »

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Lagardère / Le bossu
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Gonzague
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Duc de Nevers
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Aurore
Yann Collette ...
Peyrolles
Jean-François Stévenin ...
Cocardasse
Didier Pain ...
Passepoil
Charlie Nelson ...
Esope
Claire Nebout ...
Blanche
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Philippe d'Orléans
Jacques Sereys ...
Caylus (as Jacques Sereys Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
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Paolo
Ludovica Tinghi ...
Ornella
James Thierrée ...
Marcello (as James Thiérrée)
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Giuseppe
Margot Marguerite ...
Bergues
Jean Antolinos ...
Magistrat
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Argenson
Simon Doniol-Valcroze ...
Agioteur d'Ursulines
Xavier Doumen ...
Spadassin cour de ferme
Etienne Draber ...
Un courtier
Gérard Gros ...
D'Esparon
François Levantal ...
Cavalier à la missive
Jean Le Rouzic ...
Chapelain Caylus
Thierry Nenez ...
Domestique Caylus
Jacques Villa ...
Chambellan
Kal Baguerra ...
(as Karl Baguera)
Armand de Baudry d'Asson
Jean-Marc Bertre
Jacky Boiron
Benoît Bollée
Bruno Cadillon
Colette Casside
Geneviève Delanne
Thierry Delhomme
Fabien Delisle
Laurent Gauthier
Roberto Gazoline
Didier Grignon
Pascal Laillet
Eric Larzat
Jean-Pierre Loustau
Philippe Louvat
Animata Maiga
Gérard Maliborgne
Daniel Milgram
Luc Palun
Jean-Louis Raynaud
Sylvain Retif
Robert Olivier
Thomas Roux
Delphine Sérina
Patrick Steltzer
Franck Trillot
Ambre Valade
Anna Gaylor ...
Une dame bourgeoise
Carla Chaleil-Salmon ...
Enfant #1
Lisa Leroy-Laugier ...
Enfant #2
Louise Koubi ...
Enfant #3
Cuila Demont ...
Enfant #4
Éléonore Godeau ...
Enfant #5
Alice Godeau ...
Enfant #6
Laura Asoni ...
Enfant #7
Ayrton Grimaud ...
Enfant #8
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pascal Bianco-Levrin de Bouzid ...
Noble / Villager (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Christian Mulot ...
Cascadeur escrime (uncredited)

Directed by

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Philippe de Broca

Written by

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Philippe de Broca ... ()
 
Jean Cosmos ... ()
 
Paul Féval ... (book)
 
Jérôme Tonnerre ... ()

Produced by

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Vittorio Cecchi Gori ... co-producer
Françoise Galfré ... executive producer
Patrick Godeau ... producer
Rita Rusic ... co-producer (as Rita Cecchi Gori)

Music by

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Philippe Sarde

Cinematography by

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Jean-François Robin

Film Editing by

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Henri Lanoë

Editorial Department

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Pauline Casalis ... assistant editor
Julie Decondé ... trainee editor
Jérôme Bigueur ... digitally restored version (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lissa Pillu

Production Design by

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Bernard Vézat

Costume Design by

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Christian Gasc

Makeup Department

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Michèle Constantinides ... makeup artist
Michel Deruelle ... makeup artist
Benoît Lestang ... makeup artist
Stephanie Orillard ... makeup artist
Emmanuel Pitois ... key special effects makeup and prosthetics
Nathalie Tabareau ... additional makeup artist
Marianne Collette ... makeup artist: crowd (uncredited)

Production Management

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Didier Abot ... assistant unit manager
Yann Arnaud ... assistant unit manager
Xavier Gens ... unit manager trainee
Michel Jullien ... unit production manager
Olivier Lagny ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Olivier Coutard ... second assistant director
Vincent Dachet ... third assistant director
Serge Onteniente ... assistant director (as Serge Boutleroff)

Art Department

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Ivan Casidanus ... assistant property master
Stéphane Cressend ... property master
Sylvie Deldon ... assistant decorator
Jiri Hanibal Jr. ... sculptor
Arnaud Putman ... swing gang
Marc Renault ... prop buyer / property master
Vincent Sentis ... carpenter
Bertrand Terreyre ... carpenter

Sound Department

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William Flageollet ... re-recording mixer
Laurent Quaglio ... sound effects supervisor
Marianne Roussy ... sound trainee

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Christian Guillon ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Olivier Cotte ... digital effects artist
Frederic Moreau ... visual effects
Fred Place ... digital compositor
Christian Rajaud ... digital effects
Isabelle Roussel ... digital compositor
Paul Swendsen ... matte painter / plate supervisor

Stunts

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Jean-Louis Airola ... stunts
Michel Anderson ... stunts
Alain Barbier ... stunts
Christian Bergner ... stunt rider
Jean-Claude Braquet ... stunts
William Cagnard ... stunts
Michel Carliez ... stunt and fencing advisor
Guillaume Castillon ... stunts
Patrice Cossonneau ... stunts
Guy Di Rigo ... stunts
Barbara Dupont ... stunt rider
Pascal Guégan ... stunts
Philippe Guégan ... stunts
Christian Hening ... stunts
Pascal Madura ... stunt rider
Philippe Morel ... stunts
Patrick Médioni ... stunts
Alain Saugout ... stunts
Eric Tonetto ... stunt rider
Josy Venon ... stunts
Lionel Vitrant ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jean-Paul Agostini ... second assistant camera
Yves Agostini ... camera operator
Eric Bornes ... additional clapper loader
Philippe Canu ... grip
Alain Dutartre ... first assistant camera
Jean-Marie Leroy ... still photographer
Richard Vidal ... electrician

Casting Department

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Catherine Deserbais ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Brigitte Bourneuf ... costumer
Tess Hammami ... costumer
Florence Sadaune ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Patrick Boshart ... location scout
Emmanuel Rondeau du Noyer ... location scout
Caroline Ruelle ... location scout

Music Department

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Valérie Lindon ... music producer
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by

Other crew

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Ian Burley ... translator: English dubbed version
Corinne Devaux ... choreographer
Gianluca Lazzaroni ... production secretary
Christophe Maratier ... armorer
Nora Salhi ... production accountant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates. The Count has kept secret the existence of the Duke's bastard, recently born. When the Duke learns of his child, he journeys to wed the mother, a baron's daughter, in her father's isolated chateau. The occupants of the castle are surprised and murdered by the Count and his men. The only ones to escape are the Duke's friend, the skilled swordsman Lagardère, and the infant, a girl, now the rightful heiress to the Duke's vast fortune. The Count believes the pair to have drowned, when in fact they have been concealed by a travelling troupe of Italian players. Twenty years pass. The Count has discovered that the two survive and seeks to have them slain. But Lagardère gains the confidence of the Count, and employment as his bookkeeper, through his clever disguise as a hunch-back... Written by David Carless

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Taglines Si tu ne viens pas à Lagardère, Lagardère ira à toi! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Il cavaliere di Lagardère (Italy)
  • Duell der Degen (Germany)
  • Entscheidung der Degen (Germany)
  • On Guard (World-wide, English title)
  • En guardia! (Spain)
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  • 128 min
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Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)

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Goofs When the Duc dubs Lagardère, the sword he draws and uses is a fencing foil, complete with guarded tip, rather than the rapier he uses in a later scene. See more »
Movie Connections Version of Le bossu (1925). See more »

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