Cardinal Richelieu

Cardinal Richelieu

George Arliss
Director: Rowland V. Lee Cast: George Arliss
George Arliss
, Halliwell Hobbes
Halliwell Hobbes
, Edward Arnold
Edward Arnold
Rowland V. Lee

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Released generally as Cardinal Richelieu, this George Arliss vehicle was based on the popular 19th-century blank-verse play by Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Downplaying the more villainous aspects of the character, Arliss portrays Richelieu as a dry-witted foxy-grandpa type, manipulating the well-meaning but often ineffectual French monarch Louis XIII (Edward Arnold) and cleverly outmaneuvering his scurrilous enemies, especially Louis' power-hungry brother Gaston (Francis Lister). Richelieu even finds time to smooth the romantic path of the young lovers, his young ward Lenore (Maureen O'Sullivan) and handsome Andre de Pons (Cesar Romero) -- though he does this mainly to suit his own political and ecumenical purposes. Highlights include the famous scene in which the wily Richelieu defeats his foes by threatening them with eternal damnation! Richelieu was George Arliss's last American film; henceforth, he would appear only in British productions.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2014
UPC: 0024543934691
Original Release: 1935
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 29,614

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Arliss Cardinal Richelieu
Halliwell Hobbes Father Joseph
Edward Arnold Louis XIII
Katherine Alexander Queen Anne
Maureen O'Sullivan Lenore
Cesar Romero Andre de Pons
Douglas Dumbrille Baradas
Francis Lister Gaston
Herbert Bunston Duke of Brittany
Gilbert Emery Duke of Normandy
Russell Hicks Le Moyne
Keith Hitchcock D'Esperron
Murray Kinnell Duke of Lorraine
Joseph R. Tozer DeBussey

Technical Credits
Rowland V. Lee Director
William Goetz Producer
Raymond Griffith Producer
Maude Howell Screenwriter
W.P. Lipscomb Screenwriter
J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer
Cameron Rogers Screenwriter
Sherman Todd Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cardinal Richelieu
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [9:59]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [1:25]

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