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Le capitaine Fracasse (1929)

Capt. Fracasse, a down-on-his-luck nobleman, gives shelter at his estate one night to a troupe of traveling actors. He falls in love with Isabelle, an actress with the group. The next day, ... See full summary »
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Isabelle
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Duc de Vallombreuse
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Agostin
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Chiquita
Marie-Thérèse Vincent ...
Séraphine
Odette Josylla ...
Zerbine
Marguerite Moreno ...
Dame Léonarde
Armand Numès ...
Blazius
Paul Quevedo ...
Leander (as Quevedo)
Paul Velsa ...
Matamore
René Bergeron ...
Scapín
Léon Courtois ...
Herode
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Benoît
Clairette de Savoye ...
(as de Savoye)
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Capt. Fracasse, a down-on-his-luck nobleman, gives shelter at his estate one night to a troupe of traveling actors. He falls in love with Isabelle, an actress with the group. The next day, as they prepare to leave, he decides to join them, seeing as how his future looks none too promising where he is, but mainly to be with Isabelle. Along the way, however, Isabelle is kidnapped by a villainous nobleman who wants her for himself. Capt. Fracasse must ride to the rescue of his beloved. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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15 February 1929 (France)  »

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Picaresque
21 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Delightful late silent version of the often-filmed picaresque story about the young nobleman who decides to travel to Paris with an acting company. Early Cavalcanti outing shows the influence of the French surrealists, particularly Epstein's FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER in the early scenes, and his fluid camera and sympathetic wit keep this version rolling along. That's Charles Boyer as the suave villain.


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