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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


    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.

    Source : Wikipedia

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Productions André Paulvé, Les Productions Georges Legrand

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    UnZéro FIlms

    Foreign production company :

    Martegani Produzione

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    Photos (23)

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producers :

    André Paulvé, Georges Legrand

    Foreign Producer :

    Nino Martegani

    Author of original work :

    Victor Hugo

    Screenwriter :

    Jean Cocteau

    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

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean Cocteau

    Producer :

    Georges Legrand

    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

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 33 min

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    Black & White

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