Richard the Lionheart (movie)

Richard the Lionheart ( King Richard and the Crusaders ) is an American film of David Butler released in 1954 after Walter Scott’s eponymous novel.

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This film is a remake of Chester Withey’s film Richard the Lion-Hearted , released in 1923 and in France the following year under the title The Spirit of Chivalry . This is an adaptation of the historical novel of Walter Scott’s The Talisman ( The Talisman ), the second volume of the series ” Stories of the Crusades ” ( Tales of the Crusaders ), published the same day as the first volume, The betrothed ( the betrothed ), the, whose action takes place at the end of the twelfth century , during the Third Crusade (1189-1192), and staged the confrontation between the King of England Richard Lionheart and Sultan Saladin .

Scott’s first idea is to show a cruel and violent Richard the Lionheart – defects that Westerners readily lend to Eastern Sultans – in the face of a cautious and prudent Saladin – qualities that Westerners more readily attribute to their own sovereigns. Despite the contrast in the characters, the two men assault knightly virtues such as bravery and generosity 1 .

Synopsis

Richard the Lionheart manages, during the Third Crusade , to hunt the infidels from the Holy Land …

Technical sheet

  • Title: Richard the Lionheart
  • Original title: King Richard and the Crusaders
  • Director: David Butler
  • Producer: Henry Blanke
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Writers: John Twist from Walter Scott’s novel
  • Music: Max Steiner
  • Photography: J. Peverell Marley
  • Artistic direction: Bertram Tuttle
  • Costumes: Marjorie Best
  • Editing: Irene Morra
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Format: Colors (Warnercolor)
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Duration: 114 minutes
  • Release date: August 7, 1954

Distribution

  • Rex Harrison ( VF : Jacques Erwin ) : Saladin
  • Virginia Mayo (VF: Claire Guibert ) : Lady Edith Plantagenet
  • George Sanders ( VF : Marc Valbel ) : Richard st of England
  • Laurence Harvey ( VF : Rene Arrieu ) : Sir Kenneth of the Leopard
  • Robert Douglas ( VF : Claude Peran ) : Sir Giles Amaury
  • Michael Pate ( VF : Roger Rudel ) : Conrad of Montferrat
  • Paula Raymond : Bérangère of Navarre
  • Lester Matthews ( VF : Abel Jacquin ) : Archbishop of Tire / Narrator
  • Anthony Eustrel : Baron de Vaux
  • Henry Corden : Philip II of France
  • Wilton Graff ( VF : Pierre Morin ) : Leopold V of Austria
  • Nejla Ates : Moor dancer
  • Nick Cravat : Nectobanus
  • Leslie Bradley : The captain of the guards
  • Bruce Lester : a guard
  • Peter Julien Ortiz : a guard
  • Lumsden Hare , Gavin Muir (uncredited): Physicists
  • Rudolph Anders (uncredited): Austrian Knight
  • Narration (VF): Roland Menard

Notes and references

  1. ↑ “Introduction” by Walter Scott, The Talisman , Phoebus, 2007, “Libretto,” p. 9.

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