A real gem of a French swashbuckler, this adaptation of the oft-filmed novel features Pierre Blanchar as the hero and a pre-stardom Charles Boyer as the aristocratic villain.
Despite some jarring narrative shifts in tone, this is a strong entry into the genre with Brazilian director Alberto Cavalcanti deploying all the cinematic excitement one could expect from a late silent era adventure picture. If you like derring-do in feathered hats, don’t miss this!
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.The bad guy is foiled, the love birds get together, all is well.
Read my full-length review here.
If it were a dessert it would be: Banana Split Pie. Let’s have fun with a classic!
Availability: Released on DVD.
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