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The Beloved Rogue

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Tinted
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: July 7, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1926
  • Label: Kino Lorber
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Subtitles - English

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 330
Rating: 5/5 -- A film truly worthy of Barrymore -- a big, beautifully designed production by the great William Cameron Menzies the also great -- and sadly neglected -- Alan Crosland. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Sep 22, 2004
[Barrymore] throws himself into the swashbuckling scenes, leaping across roofs less like an action hero than a child of the streets who hasn't quite grown up... Full Review
Seanax.com
Jul 7, 2009

Description by OLDIES.com:

John Barrymore sought to out-swashbuckle Douglas Fairbanks in his breathless depiction of France's rapscallion poet, thief and vagabond: Francois Villon (1431-1463). To prove his mettle, he bounds over the snowy rooftops of Paris, scales a castle tower, and is hurled skyward by the royal catapult - but this is no mere stunt picture. Barrymore wielded a simmering sexuality that Fairbanks lacked, endowing the film with an element of eroticism that perfectly suits Villon, who loved "France earnestly, Frenchwomen excessively, French wine exclusively."

A lavish spectacle boasting the set designs of William Cameron Menzies (The Thief of Bagdad), The Beloved Rogue is Hollywood myth-making at its most ambitious...and entertaining.

Beyond Barrymore, the cast is sprinkled with celebrated character actors. Fresh from a series of diabolical roles in the German silent cinema, Conrad Veidt (The Man Who Laughs) made his American film debut as the sinister King Louis XI. Appearing here as the scheming Thibault d'Aussigny and Fran?ois's sidekick Beppo the Dwarf, Henry Victor and Angelo Rossitto would reunite five years later in Tod Browning's Freaks.

Product Description:

Two great silent stars, the noble John Barrymore and the great German actor Conrad Veidt, collide as a swashbuckler and Louis XI cross swords. In THE BELOVED ROGUE, ornate sets and costumes add to the majestic story of the French poet Francois Villon, who goes head to head with King Louis XI in a battle of wits and swords. Veidt makes his American debut.

Product Description:

John Barrymore sought to out-swashbuckle Douglas Fairbanks in his breathless depiction of France's rapscallion poet, thief and vagabond: François Villon (1431-1463). To prove his mettle, he bounds over the snowy rooftops of Paris, scales a castle tower, and is hurled skyward by the royal catapult—but this is no mere stunt picture. Barrymore wielded a simmering sexuality that Fairbanks lacked, endowing the film with an element of eroticism that perfectly suits Villon, who loved “France earnestly, Frenchwomen excessively, French wine exclusively.” A lavish spectacle boasting the set designs of William Cameron Menzies (The Thief of Bagdad), THE BELOVED ROGUE is Hollywood myth-making at its
most ambitious...and entertaining. Beyond Barrymore, the cast is sprinkled with celebrated character actors. Fresh from a series of diabolical roles in the German silent cinema, Conrad
Veidt (The Man Who Laughs) made his American film debut as the sinister King Louis XI. Appearing here as the scheming Thibault d'Aussigny and François's sidekick Beppo the Dwarf, Henry Victor and Angelo Rossitto would reunite five years later in Tod Browning's Freaks.

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Production Notes:

  • A silent film.
  • Additional cast: Lawson Butt (Duke of Burgandy), Angelo Rossitto (Beppo) and Jane Winton (The Abbess).

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  • Sales Rank: 78,513
  • UPC: 738329065423
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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