The Prisoner of Corbal is a 1936 British historical drama film directed by Karl Grune and starring Nils Asther, Hugh Sinclair and Hazel Terry. It is also known by the alternative title The Marriage of Corbal. It is set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
The film was made at Elstree Studios as an independent production which was released by General Film Distributors.
The aristocrat Cleonie is the object of affection for both the Marquis of Corbal and Citizen-Deputy of the revolution, Varennes. The latter saves Cleonie from the guillotine by disguising her as his nephew and smuggling her out of France.
Nils Asther - Varennes
Hugh Sinclair - Marquis of Corbal
Hazel Terry - Cleonie
Noah Beery - The Sergeant
Ernst Deutsch - The Fugitive
Davy Burnaby - Pierre
Clifford McLaglen - Jean
Arthur Rigby - Major
Ralph Truman - Charles
Brian Buchel - Roger
Gordon Begg - Shepherd
Vincent Sternroyd - Deaf Peasant
Charles Paton - French Commandant
Percy Walsh - Gamekeeper
Walter Sondes - Chaplain
Hubert Leslie - General
Moyna Lynd - Hostess at Inn
TV Guide noted, "some racy bedroom scenes were clipped for the US release. The actors suffer from miscasting, but Asther gives an outstanding performance. Interesting use of camera angles stands out, as does the direction of the crowd scenes."