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Director [[Performer~P165767~Robert Vernay~robertvernay]] adapted the screenplay of [[Feature~V15433~Le Capitan~capitan]] from a novel by Michael Zevaco. Set during the reign of Louis XIII, this opulent costume drama concerns a devil-may-care nobleman (Jean Paqui) who endeavors to foil a plot against the life of the king. Intended as a two-parter, with each chapter running approximately 100 minutes, the film was premiered in Paris in its full 200-minute form. Audiences were enthralled, complaining not at all about the excessive length (though critics were less politely inclined). For its American release, [[Feature~V15433~Le Capitan~capitan]] was trimmed by nearly 90 minutes and extensively redubbed to compensate for the many continuity gaps. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi