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Scaramouche (1952) was a Historical - Drama Film directed by George Sidney and produced by Carey Wilson.

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Scaramouche (1923)

By L? on Sep 7, 2019 From Critica Retro

Scaramouche (1923) Podia acontecer de tudo durante a Revolu??o Francesa – e, de fato, todos os tipos de coisas que pareciam imposs?veis aconteceram durante a Revolu??o Francesa. O povo primeiro tomou a Bastilha, depois o Pal?cio das Tulherias, depois as ruas. O rei e a rainha perderam ... Read full article


Scaramouche ( 1952 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 15, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"He was born with the gift of laughter and the sense that the world was mad" Raphael Sabatini's classic 1921 novel "Scaramouche" was made into three film adaptations over the years, including a 1956 television series, but hands down this Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer version starring the engaging English act... Read full article


Scaramouche (1952)

By Beatrice on Aug 27, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Scaramouche Directed by George Sidney Written by Written by Ronald Millar and George Froeschel from the novel by Rafael Sabatini 1952/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a good swashbuckler and this qualifies. It is France in th... Read full article


Scaramouche (1952, George Sidney)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 24, 2014 From The Stop Button

Scaramouche is a deliberately constructed film. I’m curious if screenwriters Ronald Millar and George Froeschel followed the source novel’s plot structure, because it’s a very peculiar series of events. It doesn’t open with the leading man, instead starting out with villain M... Read full article


Fun Size Review: Scaramouche (1923)

By Fritzi Kramer on Jan 7, 2014 From Movies Silently

Rex Ingram and company show us the French Revolution in style! Ramon Novarro (in his best-ever performance) is a vengeful lawyer turned actor turned swordsman turned revolutionary. Busy fellow, yes? Lewis Stone is his wily aristocratic opponent. Witty and with atmosphere to spare, one of the finest ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon: I don't suppose you can mend a broken wheel?
Andre Moreau: Unfortunately not. A broken heart...
Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon: Oh, thank you, but might heart is quite intact.
Andre Moreau: I envy you. Mine is in chains from this moment.


Andre Moreau: I can no longer be taught by the man who taught my enemy. So, what is more fitting in a mad world, then to be taught by the man who taught the man who taught my enemy!


Philippe de Valmorin: [about a revolutionary pamphlet] Well, what do you think of it?
Andre Moreau: Well, the grammar is appalling. On the first page you've doubled two negatives, split an infinitive and missed out three commas.
Philippe de Valmorin: Negatives, infinitives, commas... he prattles punctuation while France is in agony!


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This movie contains what is reported to be the longest fencing duel ever caught on film, the climactic fight that ranges throughout the theater, from the balcony boxes, to the lobby, through the main seats, backstage and finally on the stage itself.
Fernand Gravet was announced for this film by MGM in 1938, but the film was not made.
Having discovered Moreau (Stewart Granger) taking fencing lessons in his own house, Noel, Marquis de Maynes (Mel Ferrer) challenges him to a duel, during which a large iron chandelier falls towards Granger as he lays on the floor. As originally scripted, the heavy chandelier would halt inches from Granger's face. The director encouraged Granger to do it "first take" and not rehearse the scene or test the safety rope, which was considered sound. Granger balked and said he wanted to see a test first. On the first test, the rope snapped and the iron chandelier crashed through the floor of the set. The scene was reshot with Granger rolling out from under the chandelier as it fell towards him.The sound of the swords clashing didn't sound correct so the sounds were re-recorded using glass cylinders.
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