Diane de Poitiers (movie, 1956)

Diane de Poitiers (original title: Diane ) is an American film directed by David Miller , released in 1956 .

Synopsis

At the court of Francis I st , the Comtesse Diane Breze comes to defend the head of her husband on suspicion of plotting against the king. She finally obtained her pardon by accepting to take charge of the education of Prince Henry, whose gross mores the king deplores; the young man is only interested in hunting, dogs and horses. Meanwhile, François erarranged the marriage of the prince with the young Catherine de Medici. Nevertheless, before this one reaches the court of France, Diane and Henri are already united by a passionate affair. From the outset, Catherine de Medici hated her rival. But must endure his constant presence with the prince, even when the latter, under the name of Henry II, accedes to the throne after the death of his father and his older brother. Victim of an accident during a tournament, Henri dies on July 10, 1559. The power goes to Catherine de Medici. From then on, Diane’s fate is also in her hands …

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Technical sheet

  • Title: Diane de Poitiers
  • Original title: Diane
  • Director: David Miller
  • Scenario: Christopher Isherwood after a story by John Erskine
  • Production: Edwin H. Knopf
  • Production company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Music: Miklós Rózsa
  • Photography: Robert Planck
  • Editing: John McSweeney Jr.
  • Artistic direction: Cedric Gibbons and Hans Peters
  • Set decorator: Henry Grace and Edwin B. Willis
  • Costumes: Walter Plunkett
  • Distribution Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Language: English
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Format: Color Eastmancolor – Sound: Mono (optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)
  • Genre: Historical film in cinemascope
  • Duration: 110 minutes
  • Release date: United States  

Distribution

  • Lana Turner ( VF : Jacqueline Porel ) : Countess Diane of Poitiers
  • Pedro Armendáriz ( VF : Jean Davy ) : King François st
  • Roger Moore ( VF : Jean-Louis Jemma ) : King Henry II
  • Marisa Pavan : Catherine of Medici
  • Torin Thatcher ( VF : Louis Arbessier ) : Count de Brézé
  • Sir Cedric Hardwicke ( VF : Jean Brochard ) : Ruggieri
  • Henry Daniell : Count Albert de Gondi
  • Taina Elg ( VF : Joelle Janin ) : Alyas
  • Ronald Green ( VF : Michel Roux ) : The Dauphin
  • Sean McClory ( VF : Albert Augier ) : The Earl of Montgomery
  • John Lupton : Regnault
  • Paul Cavanagh : Lord Bonnivet
  • Melville Cooper : the doctor
  • Ian Wolfe : Lord Tremouille
  • Michael Ansara ( VF : Roger Rudel ) : Count Ridolfi
  • Percy Helton ( VF : Eddy Rasimi ) : Triboulet
  • Basil Ruysdael ( VF : Jacques Berlioz ) : The Chamberlain

Uncredited Actors:

  • Peter Brocco : the painter of the court
  • Peter Hansen : the second doctor of the court
  • Stuart Whitman : A Vassal of Henry II

Around the film

  • Diane de Poitiers is Lana Turner’s latest film for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • The entire film was shot in France, on the same premises of the facts 1 .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ World Dictionary of Films – Edited by Bernard Rapp and Jean-Claude Lamy – Larousse – 2005 ( ISBN  2-03-505544-X ) , p233.

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