The Adventures of Quentin Durward

The Adventures of Quentin Durward (Quentin Durward) is an American film 1 directed by Richard Thorpe and released in 1955 .

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Synopsis

In 1465, Quentin Durward, a Scottish archer, went to Peronne , at the court of Charles the Bold , to meet the Countess of Marcroy which Lord Crawford, his uncle, wants to propose in marriage. This one does not want this arranged marriage and flees the castle. Quentin Durward goes in search of her and finally arrives at the court of Louis XI , where she took refuge. He will find himself involved in the differences between the King and the Duke of Burgundy at the time …

Technical sheet

  • Original title: Quentin Durward
  • French title: Les Aventures de Quentin Durward
  • Director: Richard Thorpe
  • Screenplay: Robert Ardrey , George Froeschel , based on the novel Durward Quentin of Walter Scott
  • Artistic direction: Alfred Junge
  • Costumes: Elizabeth Haffenden
  • Photography: Christopher Challis , Desmond Dickinson (uncredited)
  • Camera operator: Arthur Ibbetson (uncredited)
  • Sound: AW Watkins
  • Music: Bronislau Kaper
  • Editing: Ernest Walter
  • Production: Pandro S. Berman
  • Production company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Distribution Company: Loew’s Inc.
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Original language: English
  • Format: color ( EastmanColor ) – 35mm – 2.55: 1 ( CinemaScope ) – Mono sound (optical copies), 4-track stereo (magnetic copies), (Western Electric Sound System)
  • Genre : Adventure Movie
  • Duration: 103 minutes
  • Release date: United States : 

Distribution

  • Robert Taylor (VF: Jean Davy ) : Quentin Durward
  • Kay Kendall : Isabelle, Countess of Marcroy
  • Robert Morley (VF: Louis Arbessier ) : Louis XI
  • George Cole : Hayraddin
  • Alec Clunes (VF: Jacques Dacqmine ) : Charles, Duke of Burgundy
  • Duncan Lamont : Count William of the Marck
  • Laya Raki : the gypsy dancer
  • Marius Goring (VF: Yves Brainville ) : Count Philippe de Creville
  • Wilfrid Hyde-White : Mr. Oliver
  • Eric Pohlmann (VF: Claude Bertrand ) : Gluckmeister
  • Harcourt Williams : Bishop of Liège
  • Michael Goodliffe (VF: Roland Menard ) : Count of Dunois
  • John Carson : Duke of Orleans
  • Moultrie Kelsall (VF: Claude Peran ) : Lord Malcolm, Ambassador of Scotland
  • Ernest Thesiger (VF: Henri Cremieux ) : Lord Crawford
  • Ambrosine Phillpotts : Lady Hameline

External links

  • (en) The Adventures of Quentin Durward [ archive ] on the Internet Movie Database
  • (en) The Adventures of Quentin Durward [ archive ] on the website of the American Film Institute

Notes and references

  1. ↑ According to the AFI (see external link), this is an American and British co-production

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