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The Brigand (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 6 October 1952 (Sweden)
In the 1800s, after an assassination attempt by Prince Ramon against the king of Mandorra, a brigand resembling the king surreptitiously impersonates the incapacitated monarch in order to throw off the plotters.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

George Bruce (story), Jesse Lasky Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anthony Dexter ... Capt.Carlos Delargo / King Lorenzo
Jody Lawrance ... Princess Teresa
Gale Robbins ... Countess Flora
Anthony Quinn ... Prince Ramón
Carl Benton Reid ... Prime Minister Triano
Ron Randell ... Capt. Ruiz
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Mssr. De Laforce
Carleton Young ... Carnot
Ian MacDonald ... Maj. Schrock
Lester Matthews ... Dr. Lopez
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Baroness Isabella
Walter Kingsford ... Sultan of Morocco
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... Don Felipe Castro
Mari Blanchard ... Dona Dolores Castro
Holmes Herbert ... Archbishop
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Carlos Delargo, son of a royal princess of Mandorra who has been banished, is returned to the kingdom to face a murder charge, but is freed by King Lorenzo, to whom Dalargo bears a remarkable resemblance. When the king is wounded by assassins working for Napoleon, Delargo takes over the throne, at the request of Prime Minister Triano, in a plan to thwart the traitors. He also falls in love with the king's fiancée, Princess Teresa. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

A PRICE ON HIS HEAD! A SWORD IN HIS HAND! And Another Man's Woman in His Arms!

Genres:

Adventure | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1952 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Brigant See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

The Brigand Waltz
(uncredited)
Music by Al Mack and Morris Stoloff
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Napoleonic Zenda
5 July 2007 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

The senior Dumas' novel is turned into a knockoff of THE PRISONER OF ZENDA -- although as I have never read this Dumas novel, it may simply be returning the compliment.

Director Karlson is not able to raise much of a performance from anyone except from Anthony Quinn, who plays his slimily villainous role with the appropriate cool aplomb. Still and all, besides the pleasures of Anthony-Quinn-watching, Karlson does manage to shoot the entire procedure with a goodly amount of visual beauty, with an MGM-style sumptuousness well displayed. Aside from these two point, however, this one is pretty much a washout.


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