Captain Fracasse

Captain Fracasse (1961)

  • Genre: Adventure
  • Release Date: 1961-04-21
  • User Rating: 5.6/10 from 24 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Documento Film
  • Production Country: France, Italy, Spain
  • Director: Pierre Gaspard-Huit
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A ruined Baron Philippe de baron, meets one day a troupe of traveling actors led by Herod. Attracted by the one who plays the role of the ingenue: Isabella, and by the dynamism and enthusiasm of his companions, he takes the place of the deceased poet of the troupe. And during performances, Philippe became the captain Sunder. For his part, Isabelle loves Philip, but does not consider marriage, nobility him missing, she refuses to harm the career of Baron. And one day, the Duke of Vallombrosa, seduced by Isabella, finds himself challenged to a duel by Philippe for touching the girl. Defeated, he launched his men against Sunder, then removes Isabelle. The actors throw themselves then to storm the castle where she is being held. This time Vallombrosa was seriously injured, and the duke's own father, rushed to the scene, Isabelle discovers the girl he had once been an actress. Nothing stands now the union of Sunder and Isabella, under the tender gaze of the actors Herod and Scapin.

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  • Jean Marais

    as Fracasse alias Sigognac
  • Geneviève Grad

    as Isabelle
  • Gérard Barray

    as Duc de Vallombreuse
  • Danielle Godet

    as Serafina
  • Sophie Grimaldi

    as Zerbine
  • Sacha Pitoëff

    as Matamore
  • Philippe Noiret

    as Hérode
  • Louis de Funès

    as Scapin
  • Jean Rochefort

    as Malartic
  • Bernard Dhéran

    as Chevalier de Vidalenc
  • Alain Saury

    as Agostin
  • Jacques Toja

    as Léandre
  • Maurice Teynac

    as Baron des Bruyères
  • Joëlle LaTour

    as Chiquita
  • Raoul Billerey

    as Mérindol
  • Riccardo Garrone

    as Lampourde
  • Anna Maria Ferrero

    as Marquise de Bruyere
Camera Marcel Grignon Director of Photography
Sound Georges Van Parys Original Music Composer
Directing Pierre Gaspard-Huit Director
Writing Pierre Gaspard-Huit Writer
Writing Théophile Gautier Novel