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Rocambole (1947)

| Drama | 1947 (France)




Credited cast:
Pierre Brasseur ... Joseph Flippart dit 'Rocambole'
Sophie Desmarets ... La comtesse Artoff dite 'Baccarat
Lucien Nat Lucien Nat ... Andrea
Robert Arnoux Robert Arnoux ... Ventura
Loredana Loredana ... Carmen de Montevecchio
Roland Armontel ... Le comte Artoff
Marcel Delaître Marcel Delaître ... Le docteur Blanche / il dottore Blanche
Carla Candiani ... Fanny
Vittorio Sanipoli ... Arnaud, comte de Chamery
Ernesto Sabbatini Ernesto Sabbatini ... Le marquis de Montevecchio
Attilio Dottesio
Luisa Rossi Luisa Rossi
Ginette Roy Ginette Roy ... Cerise
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcello Giorda Marcello Giorda
Gualtiero Isnenghi Gualtiero Isnenghi


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France | Italy



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1947 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocambole, 1er épisode: Les exploits de Rocambole See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Was presented to the French public in two parts: "Rocambole" and "La revanche de Baccarat" released respectively on 9th April and 23rd April 1948. Similarly, it was also presented in two parts in Italy. They were called "Rocambole" and "La rivincita di Baccarat" and respectively released on 18th and 25th February 1948. See more »


Followed by La revanche de Baccarat (1947) See more »

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11 September 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Now outstripped by Arsène Lupin,Rocambole was an adventurer whose adventures were so popular it gave to the French language a new adjective:rocambolesque(=incredible).Ponson du Terrail,his creator ,belongs to the serialised novels writers such as Eugène Sue (whose "mysteries of Paris" Baroncelli transferred to the screen too) or Adolphe D'Ennery (whose "les deux orphelines "was transferred to the screen by DW Griffith as "orphans in the storm").

This is melodrama in all its splendor,but definitely non tear-jerker melodrama.Rocambole's adventures are extravagant to a fault.Characters appear and disappear and it's a wonder the screenplay still makes some sense:identity usurpation,a subject which Maurice Leblanc (Arsène Lupin) and later Patricia Highsmith (Ripley) would dramatically improve,chastised innocents,secret passages...

The film was recently restored to good results.It has a sequel "la revanche de Baccarat"(1948) with the same cast.

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