Synopsis: Andre-Louis Moreau is a nobleman's bastard in the days of the French revolution. Noel, the Marquis de Mayne, a nobleman in love with the Queen, is ordered to seek the hand of a young ingenue, Aline, in marriage. Andre also meets Aline, and forms an interest in her. But when the marquis kills his best friend Andre declares himself the Marquis's enemy and vows to avenge his friend. He hides out, a wanted man, as an actor in a commedia troupe, and spends his days learning how to handle a sword. When de Maynes becomes a spadassinicide, challenging opposing National Assembly members to duels they have no hope of winning, Andre becomes a politician to protect the third estate (and hopefully ventilate de Maynes).
Director(s): George Sidney
Production: Warner Home Video
  2 nominations.
115 min

Don't be nervous.

Forgive my prolonged neglect, my pet.

For here l am again, at your feet.

How softly your skin shines

in the moonlight.

Darling? lt's me! l'm back!

Monsieur Binet's charming troupe

of traveling players, wake up!

Where is she? My Lenore.

Your leading lady. Where is she?

- She's not here.

- Not here? Why isn't she here?

- She's gone to Paris.

- Paris. You're lying.

- To see her family.

- Her father is sick.

- Father? She never had a father.

- Maybe a sister.

Never had a sister, a brother, a father,

a mother, an aunt, an uncle...

- She has no one but me, has she?

- Only a husband.

A husband?

Monsieur Binet,

heaven's gift to the theater.

Are you by any chance trying to tell me

that my Lenore is married?

Yes, indeed. Well, practically.

- Practically?

- All but...

- All but, what?

- Married.

She got tired of waiting for you

to make her your own.

And now she goes to the altar

with another.

Paris. Tuesday. Noon.

Lenore, my bride. My beautiful.

What have l done to deserve you?

So far, remarkably little.

But l'm living in hopes.

- Roses.

- They're lucky for lovers.

Are they? What a pity they fade so quickly.

These will not fade, my beloved.


l thought of your eyes

and went right out and bought them.

Just my eyes? How sweet.

l must see you start thinking

about all of me.

- l'm the happiest of men.

- And the richest.

Well, not quite.

They say you sell more sausages

than anyone else in Paris.

- Except for the Delmore brothers.

- The Delmore brothers?

Are they married?

- They're dead.

- Dead?

But with you at my side,

l'll make more and bigger sausages...

than anyone else in France.

Forgive the intrusion,

but vehicle ordinance number 4012...

forbids osculation in public conveyances.

First offenders

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Ronald Millar

Sir Ronald Graeme Millar (12 November 1919 – 16 April 1998) was an English actor, scriptwriter, and dramatist.After Charterhouse and studying at King's College, Cambridge, for a year, Millar joined the Royal Navy in 1940, during the Second World War. He established himself as a playwright after the war and, between 1948 and 1954, lived in Hollywood, where he wrote scripts for MGM. On his return to Britain, he successfully adapted several C. P. Snow novels – and, in 1967, William Clark's novel Number 10 – for the stage. He also wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Robert and Elizabeth. He acted as speechwriter for three British prime ministers, including Margaret Thatcher, for whom he wrote the famous line "The lady's not for turning."Millar was the son of a professional actress, Dorothy Dacre-Hill. Prior to becoming a full-time dramatist and then a speechwriter, Millar acted in a number of West End productions during and after World War II, in the company of luminaries as Ivor Novello, Alastair Sim and John Gielgud. He also appeared in the 1943 war film We Dive at Dawn directed by Anthony Asquith. One of his most well-received productions was Abelard and Heloise featuring Keith Michell and Diana Rigg. more…

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