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Lucrece Borgia Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Blonde French sex symbol Martine Carol is incongruously cast as the title character in Lucrece Borgia. The bloody excesses of the incestuous Borgia family during the Renaissance are given ample screen time, albeit within the bounds of reasonably good taste. Mexico's Pedro Armendariz struts and frets as the cruelly ambitious Cesar Borgia, who forces his sister Lucrece into a marriage of convenience. Depicted with historical accuracy as a relatively innocent victim of circumstance, Lucrece never utilizes poison as a weapon in the course of the film, though she does manage to inflict bodily injury on Cesar when the latter threatens her romance with the handsome Aragon (Massimo Serato). The highlight of Lucrece Borgia was Martine Carol's nude bathing scene, only a portion of which made it to American theatre screens. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Martine Carol
as Lucrece Borgia
Pedro Armendáriz
as Cesar Borgia
Massimo Serato
as Duke of Aragon
Valentine Tessier
as Julie Farmesa
Louis Seigner
as Mage, Soothsayer
Arnoldo Foa
as Micheletto
Christian Marquand
as Paolo
Tania Fedor
as Vanna
Georges Lannes
as Ambassador
Maurice Ronet
as Perott
Jean D'Yd
Olivier Mathot
Gilles Queant
Howard Vernon
Bernard Musson

Crew

Christian-Jaque
Director
Georges Dancigers
Producer
Francis Cosne
Producer
Angelo Rizzoli
Producer
Alexandre Mnouchkine
Producer
Cecil Saint-Laurent
Screenwriter
Christian-Jaque
Screenwriter
Christian Matras
Cinematographer
Jacques Carrere
Editor
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