La Fayette (movie)

La Fayette is a French film by Jean Dréville , released in 1962 .

Synopsis

In 1776 the young Marquis de La Fayette married the daughter of the Duke of Ayen, Adrienne. Sensitive to the uprising of the colonists of the United States, La Fayette meets in Paris, Silas Deane , sent by the Congress of Insurgents, then Benjamin Franklin himself. Won their cause, he leaves the royal army and leaves to fight in America

Technical sheet

  • Title: La Fayette
  • Director: Jean Dréville
  • Scenario (original): Suzanne Arduini
  • Adaptation: Jean-Bernard Luc , Suzanne Arduini, Francois Ponthier , Jean Dréville and Maurice Jacquin
  • Dialogues: Jean-Bernard Luc
  • Photography: Roger Hubert and Claude Renoir in 70m / m Eastmanclor
  • Plateau Photographer: Léo Mirkine
  • Sound: Norbert Gernolle
  • Music: Stève Laurent and Pierre Duclos
  • Editing: René Le Hénaff
  • Sets: Maurice Colasson
  • Production Companies: Copernicus Films – Cosmos Films – UFA-Comacico
  • Production Manager: Hugo Benedek
  • Shooting: from February 13 to August 7, 1961
  • Duration: 158 minutes
  • Duration of DVD Gaumont: 134 minutes
  • Release date: February 14, 1962

Distribution

  • Michel Le Royer : Gilbert of La Fayette
  • Howard St. John : George Washington
  • Pascale Audret : Adrienne of La Fayette
  • Jack Hawkins : General Cornwallis
  • Wolfgang Preiss : Baron Kalb
  • Liselotte Pulver : Marie Antoinette
  • Albert Remy : Louis XVI
  • Roland Rodier : Mauroy
  • Jacques Castelot : the Duke of Ayen
  • Renée Saint-Cyr : the Duchess of Ayen
  • Edmund Purdom : Silas Deane
  • Jean-Roger Caussimon : Maurepas
  • Georges Rivière : Vergennes
  • Orson Welles : Benjamin Franklin (voice of Yves Brainville)
  • Vittorio De Sica : Aaron Bancroft
  • Rosanna Schiaffino : Countess of Simiane (voice of Claire Guibert)
  • Folco Lulli : Captain Rocco Borsalino
  • Henri Tisot : the count of Provence
  • Anthony Stuart : General Philip
  • Lois Bolton : Mrs. Washington
  • Michel Galabru : innkeeper of the Sword of wood
  • Jean-Jacques Delbo : the exempt
  • Roger Bontemps : The Royerie
  • Jean Lanier : General of Rochambeau
  • Jean Degrave : Duke of Noailles
  • Jacques Lamoise: rider

Shooting

The filming took place at the studios of Victorine in Nice , as well as in various places of the Côte d’Azur (Vaugrenier Park, Plateau de Caussols, Saint-Georges Horse Club) and at the Palace of Versailles ( Cour d’Honneur , Hall of Mirrors , Council Chamber, Louis XV ‘s Inner Cabinet , Queen’ s Little Apartment , Grand Trianon , and Queen ‘s Theater ) 1 .

Around the film

  • On his poster, the film was presented as follows: “Fascinating and passionate, loving the glory and the women here .. THE FAYETTE The greatest achievement of the French cinema 20 International stars – 300 Actors – 50.000 Figurants – 5.000 Horsemen. Super-Technirama 70 – Technicolor – Stereophonic sound. “

Notes and references

  1. ↑ List of films shot in Versailles estate  [ archive ]

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