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Diane Details


Lana Turner stars as Diane in this opulent costume drama. Set in 16th century France, the film finds the gorgeous Diane de Pottiers rising to a position of absolute power through her manipulation of the men in her life. Those men include King Francis I (Pedro Armendariz), Prince Henri (Roger Moore) and Diane's husband, the Count de Breze (Torin Thatcher). Diane's principal foe is the scheming Catherine de Medici (Marisa Pavan), who for the first time in her life has met her match in Our Heroine. Christopher Isherwood's screenplay is literate to a fault, though the film could have used a few more action highlights. The tepid box-office receipts of Diane hastened the end of Lana Turner's long association with MGM. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Lana Turner
as Diane de Poitiers
Pedro Armendáriz
as Francis I
Roger Moore
as Prince Henri
Marisa Pavan
as Catherine de Medici
Cedric Hardwicke
as Ruggieri
Torin Thatcher
as Count de Breze
Taina Elg
as Alys
John Lupton
as Regnault
Henry Daniell
as Gondi
Sean McClory
as Count Montgomery
Geoffrey Toone
as Duke of Savoy
Michael Ansara
as Count Ridolfi
Paul Cavanagh
as Lord Bonnivet
Melville Cooper
as Court Physician
Ian Wolfe
as Lord Tremouille
Basil Ruysdael
as Chamberlain
Christopher Dark
as Gian-Carlo
Marc Cavell
as Piero
Gene Reynolds
as Montecuculli
Mickey Maga
as Charles
Ronald Anton
as Francis
Barbara Darrow
Robert Dix
as Young Officer
James Drury
as Lieutenant
Percy Helton
as Court Jester
Fay Morley
Ann Staunton
Stuart Whitman
as Henri's Squire
Robert Dix
as Young Officer
James Drury
as Lieutenant
Percy Helton
as Court Jester


David Miller
Edwin H. Knopf
Christopher Isherwood
Christopher Isherwood
Screen Story
Robert Planck
Miklos Rozsa
Composer (Music Score)
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Hans Peters
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Henry W. Grace
Set Designer
Walter Plunkett
Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe
Special Effects
Arnold A. Gillespie
Special Effects
John Erskine
Short Story Author
Edgar Small
Producer's Assistant
William J. Tuttle