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Le Bossu (1959)

Adventure | 105 minutes
3,43 21 votes

Genre: Adventure / Romance

Duration: 105 minuten

Alternative titles: La Spada degli Orléans / The Hunchback of Paris / The Yokel

Country: France / Italy

Directed by: André Hunebelle

Starst: Jean Marais, Bourvil and Sabine Sesselmann

IMDb score: 6,9 (1.509)

Releasedate: 26 November 1959


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Le Bossu plot

1701: The deceitful Prince Philippe de Gonzague sets up an ambush to eliminate his nephew, the Duke of Nevers. The duke has been secretly married to Isabelle de Caylus for two years. Aided by his friend, the knight Henri de Lagardère, the Duke of Nevers manages to withstand the violence of his attackers for a while, after which he succumbs. Just before his death, he entrusted his daughter, Aurore, to Lagardère. Lagardère, however, is accused of murder and flees to Spain, to wait there until the hour of revenge strikes.

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Actors and actresses

Henri de Lagardère


Aurore de Nevers / Isabelle de Caylus

Philippe de Gonzague

Philippe de Nevers

Philippe d'Orléans

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avatar van Movsin


  • 7818 messages
  • 8166 votes

Smooth film adaptation - and by no means the first, nor the last - of the novel by Paul Féval.

Jean Marais, wildly popular at the time and often the equal of what Errol Flynn was before in cloak and epee films, is the man who brings justice while Bourvil provides the cheerful note.

A very solid script, sets and costumes complement the good acts to a good, relaxing adventure film with a striking, excellent image of "the hunchback".

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avatar van Filmkriebel


  • 9034 messages
  • 4176 votes

One of the really good cloak and epee films, based on a 19th century literary classic. The famous story of the "chevalier de Lagardère" was directed in an excellent way for that time. Many outdoor shots, action, a touch of humor and romance make it a light and pleasant whole. Jean Marais is the knightly hero, Bourvil the sidekick and Sabine Sesselmann, unknown to me, plays the daughter of a murdered nobleman whom the duo takes care of.

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avatar van Bobbejaantje


  • 1871 messages
  • 1847 votes

Cloak and sword film based on a classic 19th century cloak and sword novel by Paul Féval. Despite a gloomy start (the murder of the duc de Nevers) this turns into a real feel-good adventure film. Jean Marais steals the show as a chivalrous and intelligent hero. Bourvil is the comedic sidekick. He is comical because of his appearance and not so much because of specific lines. The major score naturally contributes to the open character of the film. It never gets boring. Beautiful craftsmanship.

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