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Ruy Blas

Ruy Blas

A Feature film by Pierre Billon

Produced by Productions André Paulvé, Les Productions Georges Legrand

Release in France : 18/02/1948

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Actors (20)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Productions André Paulvé, Les Productions Georges Legrand

Film exports/foreign sales :


Foreign production company :

Martegani Produzione

French distribution :


TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


The story centers around a practical joke played on the queen by Don Sallusto for revenge. Knowing that one of his slaves, Ruy Blas, has secretly fallen in love with the queen, the Don disguises Blas as a nobleman and takes him to court. Intelligent and generous, Blas becomes popular, is appointed prime minister, and begins useful reforms, and conquers the queen's heart. Don Sallusto returns to take his revenge; he discloses the masquerade by cruelly humiliating Blas - he commands Blas to close the window and pick up his handkerchief, while trying to explain the condition of Spanish politics. Blas kills him and decides to commit suicide with poison. On the point of death, he is forgiven by the queen who openly declares her love for him.

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Photos (23)

Full credits (17)

Executive Producers :

André Paulvé, Georges Legrand

Dialogue Writer :

Jean Cocteau

Producer :

Georges Legrand

Foreign Producer :

Nino Martegani

Assistant Operator :

Vladimir Ivanov

Production Manager :

Julien Rivière

Production Designer :

Georges Wakhevitch

Costume designers :

Marcel Escoffier, Jean Zay

Location Manager :

Lucien Pinoteau

Assistant Director :

Michel Boisrond

Author of original work :

Victor Hugo

Screenwriter :

Jean Cocteau

Director of Photography :

Michel Kelber

Camera Operator :

Louis Stein

Editor :

Maurice Serein

Music Composer :

Georges Auric

Still Photographer :

Raymond Voinquel

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Literary adaptation

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Coproducer countries :

Italy, France

Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

Majority French (Italy, France)

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French release :


Runtime :

1 h 33 min

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Color type :

Black & White

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