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Lafayette

Lafayette

A Feature film by Jean Dréville

Produced by Les Films Copernic, Films Cosmos

Release in France : 14/02/1962

    Synopsis

    The story of a Frenchman who fought to liberate the American colonies from British rule is colorfully brought to the screen. Lafayette (Michel Leroyer) is an engaging young landowner who spends his time in taverns drinking and talking politics. When he ends up on the wrong side of the minister's police, he sells his land, buys a ship, and takes off to help the Americans fight the British. He meets up with General Washington (Howard St. John) and earns his rightful place in history as one of the great military leaders. British General Cornwallis is portrayed by Jack Hawkins, while Orson Welles gives a memorable performance as Benjamin Franklin.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (28)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films Copernic, Films Cosmos

    French distribution :

    Comacico

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Lumière International

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (8)

    Producers :

    Raymond Danon, Maurice Jacquin, Jean-Devaivre, Jean Dréville

    Directors of Photography :

    Roger Hubert, Claude Renoir

    Production Manager :

    Hugo Benedek

    Production Designer :

    Maurice Colasson

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Historical

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

    Production year :

    1961

    French release :

    14/02/1962

    Runtime :

    2 h 38 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    23353

    Visa issue date :

    08/02/1962

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    2.35

    Audio format :

    Mono