Fun Size Review: Captain Fracasse (1929)

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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