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Queen Margot / A Woman of Evil

Queen Margot / A Woman of Evil

A Feature film by Jean Dréville

Produced by Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France, Les Films Vendôme

Release in France : 25/11/1954


    Though the screenplay for La Reine Margot (The Queen Margot) was written by legendary filmmaker Abel Gance, the directorial reins were handled by Jean Dreville. Adapted from a novel by Alexandre Dumas, the film centers around Margot (Jeanne Moreau), the headstrong sister of France's King Charles IX (Robert Porte). Consigned to a politically expedient marriage to Huguenot prince Henry de Navarre (Andre Versini), Margot nonetheless carries on a romance with the handsome Count De la Mole (Armando Francioli). This romantic intrigue is played out against Charles' slaughter of the Huguenots, and the contrast is rather jarring. Francoise Rosay steals the show as Margot's mother, Queen Catherine.

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    Actors (30)

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    Full credits (15)

    Author of original work :

    Alexandre Dumas

    Associate Producer :

    Pierre Gurgo-Salice

    Voice :

    Jacques Toja

    Sound Recordist :

    Émile Lagarde

    Editor :

    Gabriel Rongier

    Production Designer :

    Maurice Colasson

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    Maurice Colasson

    Narrator :

    Marc Valbel

    Producer :

    Adolphe Osso

    Screenwriter :

    Abel Gance

    Directors of Photography :

    Roger Hubert, Henri Alekan

    Assistant Operators :

    Gustave Raulet, Jean-Marie Maillols

    Continuity supervisor :

    Lucile Costa

    Music Composer :

    Paul Misraki

    Costume designers :

    Rosine Delamare, Georgette Fillon

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    Feature film

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    Drama, Adventure

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    France, Italy

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    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 46 min

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