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This delightful adaptation of Rafael Sabatini's swashbuckling novel stars Stewart Granger as Andre Moreau, an 18th-century French nobleman who is publicly humiliated by the Marquis de Maynes (Mel Ferrer). Challenged to a sword duel by the Marquis, Andre, who knows nothing about fencing, runs away, taking refuge with a theatrical troupe. He hides behind the personality of Scaramouche, a zany clown, and in his spare time romances his sexy leading lady Lenore (Eleanor Parker). Seeking revenge against de Maynes, Andre takes fencing lessons from swordmaster Doutreval (John Dehner). It isn't long before Andre has developed a reputation as the finest swordsman in France--which, as intended, arouses the ire of de Maynes. The two opponents face off in a deserted theater; the ensuing sword duel, running nearly seven minutes, is one of the best ever committed to film. Before he can plunge his blade into de Maynes, Andre discovers that he and the Marquis are half-brothers. The two men instantly forget their differences, and Andre's honor is fully restored. He ends up not in the arms of the sensuous Lenore but with a woman of his own class, Aline de Gavrillac (Janet Leigh)--while a gag ending reveals that Lenore has found herself a new and highly influential boyfriend. Lewis Stone, star of the 1923 silent version of Scaramouche, appears in the remake in the supporting role of Georges de Valmorin. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Directors Guild of America George Sidney Best Director 1952 Nominee

Cast

Stewart Granger
as Andre Moreau/ Scaramouche
Eleanor Parker
as Lenore
Janet Leigh
as Aline de Gavrillac
Mel Ferrer
as Noel, Marquis de Maynes
Henry Wilcoxon
as Chevalier de Chabrillaine
Nina Foch
as Marie Antoinette
Richard Anderson
as Philippe de Valmorin
Robert Coote
as Gaston Binet
Lewis Stone
as Georges de Valmorin
Elizabeth Risdon
as Isabelle de Valmorin
Howard Freeman
as Michael Vanneau
Curtis Cooksey
as Fabian
John Dehner
as Doutreval
John Litel
as Dr. Dubuque
Jonathan Cott
as Sergeant
Owen McGiveney
as Punchinello
Hope Landin
as Mme. Frying Pan
Carolyn Hughes
as Pierrette
Richard Hale
as Perigore
Douglas Dumbrille
as President
John Eldredge
as Clerk
Bert LeBaron
as Fencing Opponent
Dorothy Patrick
as Dorie
Mitchell Lewis
as Major Domo
John Crawford
as Vignon
Frank Wilcox
as DeCrillion
John Sheffield
as Flunky
Ottola Nesmith
as Lady-in-Waiting

Crew

George Sidney
Director
Carey Wilson
Producer
Rafael Sabatini
Book Author
Victor Young
Composer (Music Score)
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Hans Peters
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Richard A. Pefferle
Set Designer
Gile Steele
Costume Designer
Peter Ballbusch
Special Effects
Arnold A. Gillespie
Special Effects
Warren Newcombe
Special Effects
Jean Heremans
Consultant/advisor
William J. Tuttle
Makeup
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