History Film / Scaramouche

10th Oct '17 6:19:53 AM JamesAustin
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->''But who is Scaramouche? And why does he hide his face behind a mask?''
-->-- Lenore

1952 film adaptation of [[Literature/{{Scaramouche}} the novel]] by Creator/RafaelSabatini. Stewart Granger plays the hero, Andre Moreau, with Mel Ferrer opposite him as the villainous Marquis de Maynes. The female leads are Eleanor Parker (as Lenore) and Janet Leigh (as Aline de Gavrillac). [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] went all-out on the sets and costumes and the climactic duel is the longest single-take SwordFight in cinematic history.

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->''"But
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-->-- Lenore

'''Lenore'''

''Scaramouche'' is the
1952 film adaptation of [[Literature/{{Scaramouche}} the novel]] by Creator/RafaelSabatini. Stewart Granger plays the hero, Andre Moreau, with Mel Ferrer opposite him as the villainous Marquis de Maynes. The female leads are Eleanor Parker (as Lenore) and Janet Leigh Creator/JanetLeigh (as Aline de Gavrillac). [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer went all-out on the sets and costumes and the climactic duel is the longest single-take SwordFight in cinematic history.



--> '''Perigore:''' "The ''head''! Fight with the head. Forget the heart."

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--> '''Perigore:''' "The The ''head''! Fight with the head. Forget the heart."
26th Sep '17 9:37:31 AM Geoduck
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1952 film adaptation of [[Literature/{{Scaramouche}} the novel]] by Creator/RafaelSabatini. Stewart Granger plays the hero, Andre Moreau, with Mel Ferrer opposite him as the villainous Marquis de Maynes. The female leads are Eleanor Parker (as Lenore) and Janet Leigh (as Aline de Gavrillac). [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] went all-out on the sets and costumes and the climactic duel is the longest single-take sword fight in cinematic history.

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1952 film adaptation of [[Literature/{{Scaramouche}} the novel]] by Creator/RafaelSabatini. Stewart Granger plays the hero, Andre Moreau, with Mel Ferrer opposite him as the villainous Marquis de Maynes. The female leads are Eleanor Parker (as Lenore) and Janet Leigh (as Aline de Gavrillac). [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] went all-out on the sets and costumes and the climactic duel is the longest single-take sword fight SwordFight in cinematic history.



%%* SwordFight

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%%* SwordFight* SwordFight: As noted, the whole arc of the film is Andre becoming a master at this, culminating in that epic climax.
2nd Jan '17 10:54:38 AM tricksterson
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%%* BettyAndVeronica: Aline and Lenore.

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%%* * BettyAndVeronica: Aline and Lenore.Lenore with Lenore as the Veronica and Aline as the Betty.



%%* CostumePorn: Oh yes.
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Andre and Lenore.

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%%* * CostumePorn: Oh yes.
%%* * CurbstompBattle: De Maynes duel with dw Valmorin and his early encounters with Andre.
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DeadpanSnarker: Andre and Lenore.



* FryingPanOfDoom: Lenore's weapon of choice, both on stage and off.



%%* GuileHero: Andre, at times.

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%%* * GuileHero: Andre, at times.times, especially after he joins the troupe.



%%* SlapSlapKiss: Andre and Lenore's relationship.

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%%* * SlapSlapKiss: Andre and Lenore's relationship.



%%* {{Swashbuckler}}: A classic example.

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%%* * {{Swashbuckler}}: A classic example.



%%* TheTrickster: Andre

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%%* * TheTrickster: AndreAndre isn't but the character he plays, Scaramouche, is.
12th Nov '16 6:20:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* SurpriseIncest: Andre courts Aline early on, but backs away when he finds evidence that she's his sister. [[spoiler: Averted at the end when [[CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds Lenore reveals that Aline and Andre are not related after all]].]]

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* SurpriseIncest: Andre courts Aline early on, but backs away when he finds evidence that she's his sister. [[spoiler: Averted Subverted at the end when [[CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds Lenore reveals that Aline and Andre are not related after all]].]]
12th Nov '16 6:20:30 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* HeroesWantRedHeads: Averted.
12th Nov '16 6:20:15 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* FirstGirlWins: Averted.
12th Nov '16 6:19:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution
12th Nov '16 6:19:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* BestServedCold
* BettyAndVeronica: Aline and Lenore.
* BlueBlood

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* %%* BestServedCold
* %%* BettyAndVeronica: Aline and Lenore.
* %%* BlueBlood



* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds

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* %%* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds



* CostumePorn: Oh yes.
* DeadpanSnarker: Andre and Lenore.

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* %%* CostumePorn: Oh yes.
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Andre and Lenore.



* FieryRedhead: Lenore
* FirstGirlWins: Averted.

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* %%* FieryRedhead: Lenore
* %%* FirstGirlWins: Averted.



* FriendlyTarget: Philippe de Valmorin
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Andre himself.

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* %%* FriendlyTarget: Philippe de Valmorin
* %%* FromNobodyToNightmare: Andre himself.



* GuileHero: Andre, at times.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Averted.
* InspectorZenigata: Chabrillaine.
* InterestingSituationDuel

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* %%* GuileHero: Andre, at times.
* %%* HeroesWantRedHeads: Averted.
* %%* InspectorZenigata: Chabrillaine.
* %%* InterestingSituationDuel



* LongLostRelative
* TheMasochismTango: Andre and Lenore.

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* %%* LongLostRelative
* %%* TheMasochismTango: Andre and Lenore.



* RoyalRapier
* SlapSlapKiss: Andre and Lenore's relationship.

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* %%* RoyalRapier
* %%* SlapSlapKiss: Andre and Lenore's relationship.



* {{Swashbuckler}}: A classic example.
* SwordFight
* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet
* TheTrickster: Andre

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* %%* {{Swashbuckler}}: A classic example.
* %%* SwordFight
* %%* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet
* %%* TheTrickster: Andre



* VillainOpeningScene: The Marquis has the first ten minutes of screen time, and unlike most examples of this trope, commits not a single evil deed, so much so that he could almost be seen as the DecoyProtagonist.

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* VillainOpeningScene: The Marquis has the first ten minutes of screen time, and unlike most examples of this trope, commits not a single evil deed, so much so that he could almost be seen as the DecoyProtagonist.DecoyProtagonist.
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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Leonore leaves Andre so he can marry Aline, finally settling up with a certain [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Corsican officer.]]]]]
* LawfulEvil: All the films villains, though they are not truly evil so much as [[ProtagonistCentredMorality against the hero.]]

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Leonore leaves Andre so he can marry Aline, finally settling up with a certain [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Corsican officer.]]]]]
* LawfulEvil: All the films villains, though they are not truly evil so much as [[ProtagonistCentredMorality against the hero.]]
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* RetroactiveRecognition: A very young JanetLeigh as Aline.
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