Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Scaramouche

One of the spiritual godfathers of Star Wars. Stewart Granger looks the part but he has absolutely no depth, not even enough for light-weight stuff like this. Mel Ferrer, no relation to Jose Ferrer, makes quite a bit more of his villain than Granger does of his swashbuckler. Great fencing duels and gorgeous, if too glamorous (Stewart's tights, q.v.), studio, Technicolor presentation. A sort of a counterbalance to Cyrano de Bergerac.

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