Nombre de messages : 623 Date d'inscription : 31/03/2014
Sujet: Dangerous Exile (Hurst - 1957) Mer 28 Jan - 0:44
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One of those rather good Rank Organisation period adventures this 1957 drama features the son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette who is smuggeled out of the Basteille and escapes by hot air balloon but lands on a small island near Wales. The little prince (young Richard O'Sullivan) is found and protected by local beauty Belinda Lee and her aunt dowager Martita Hunt - there are however treacherous servants (Anne Heywood, Finlay Currie), the French in pursuit (Keith Michell) and French aristocrat Louis Jourdan also wants the boy, whom he replaces with his own son. Its stirring stuff well handled by veteran Brian Desmond Hurst and I liked it a lot as a kid, so good to see it again. One of Belinda's best for Rank. There is a poignant moment when her character says that when she is an old woman she can tell her grand-children the King of France wanted to marry her - Belinda though did not make old age, she was killed in a car accident when only 26. She had though become one of the sword and sandal stars on the continent. This is an engrossing period story about what may have happened to the young French prince Louis VXII. Lots of swashes are buckled.
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Sujet: Re: Dangerous Exile (Hurst - 1957) Mer 28 Jan - 10:08
Wow! C'est bien une uchronie! Merci, levengeur!
The Duke Philippe de Beauvais smuggles his own son into the prison cell where Louis XVII is kept. Thus Louis XVII can escape unnoticed to England. Unfortunately the aerostat, steered by Duke Philippe de Beauvais, lands accidentally on a remote island. There an American spinster, Virginia Traill, takes care of the strange child. She finds the dauphin profoundly traumatised and not interested in becoming a king. Meanwhile Louis' uncle in Vienna has declared himself the new French king. In order to safeguard his claim on the throne, he sends assassins who shall murder the dauphin. Being unaware of the exchange, he has Richard de Beauvais killed. But now the dauphin's torturers recognise they have been deceived. Informed by a message of an English spy they send a ship to the island where the real dauphin hides. They attack the house of Virginia Traill and stop at nothing to detect the dauphin's hiding-place. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangerous_Exile
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Nombre de messages : 4840 Date d'inscription : 30/03/2014
Sujet: Re: Dangerous Exile (Hurst - 1957) Mer 28 Jan - 10:25
C'est un sujet bien intéressant. Voici la distribution.
Louis Jourdan as the Duke Philippe de Beauvais Belinda Lee as Virginia Traill Keith Michell as Colonel Saint-Gérard Richard O'Sullivan as Louis XVII/Richard de Beauvais Martita Hunt as Lady Lydia Fell Finlay Currie as Monsieur Patient Anne Heywood as Glynis Jean Mercure as the police chef Jacques Brunius as De Chassagne Jean Claudio as De Castres, the comrade of Philippe à Paris Terence Longdon : Colonel Sir Frederick Venner
Voici une autre affiche du film.
Il s'agit d'un film réalisé par Brian Desmond Hurst qui ne concerne pas directement la Reine Marie-Antoinette puisqu'il relate l'évasion de son fils Louis XVII.
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