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The Brigand (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 6 October 1952 (Sweden)
In the 1800s, after an assassination attempt by Prince Ramon against the king of Mandorra, a brigand resembling the king surreptitiously impersonates the incapacitated monarch in order to throw off the plotters.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

George Bruce (story), Jesse Lasky Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anthony Dexter ... Capt.Carlos Delargo / King Lorenzo
Jody Lawrance ... Princess Teresa
Gale Robbins ... Countess Flora
Anthony Quinn ... Prince Ramón
Carl Benton Reid ... Prime Minister Triano
Ron Randell ... Capt. Ruiz
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Mssr. De Laforce
Carleton Young ... Carnot
Ian MacDonald ... Maj. Schrock
Lester Matthews ... Dr. Lopez
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Baroness Isabella
Walter Kingsford ... Sultan of Morocco
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... Don Felipe Castro
Mari Blanchard ... Dona Dolores Castro
Holmes Herbert ... Archbishop
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Storyline

Carlos Delargo, son of a royal princess of Mandorra who has been banished, is returned to the kingdom to face a murder charge, but is freed by King Lorenzo, to whom Dalargo bears a remarkable resemblance. When the king is wounded by assassins working for Napoleon, Delargo takes over the throne, at the request of Prime Minister Triano, in a plan to thwart the traitors. He also falls in love with the king's fiancée, Princess Teresa. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

A PRICE ON HIS HEAD! A SWORD IN HIS HAND! And Another Man's Woman in His Arms!

Genres:

Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1952 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Brigant See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

The Brigand Waltz
(uncredited)
Music by Al Mack and Morris Stoloff
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This time two Dexters!!!
8 June 2007 | by moviesedSee all my reviews

The year 1951 Anthony Dexter made his film debut in "VALENTINO". The resemblance to the original silent screen idol was uncanny. I felt Columbia Pictures thought they would build him as a swashbuckler like his predecessor. So Mr.Dexters next film was an adventure story based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas. He plays a dual role - a badly wounded king(assassination attempt) and a desert adventurer who is persuaded to double for him.

The plot had been used a number of times previous to 1952. Mr.Dexter handles his role(s)well including sword duels and several dance routines including the tango(Valentino reference).This film is well mounted in Technicolor and excellent direction by Phil Karlson.

The supporting cast does fine - Anthony Quinn as the villain, the two female leads Jody Lawrence and Gale Robbins,and Carl Benton Reid handle their roles expertly.I have not seen this film since

1964 and would like to view again on DVD!!!


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