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The Prisoner of Corbal

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Genre  Drama, History, Romance
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Writer  S. Fullman, Rafael Sabatini (novel)

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.

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The film was made at Elstree Studios as an independent production which was released by General Film Distributors.

Plot

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.

Cast

  • 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
  • Critical reception

    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."

    References

    The Prisoner of Corbal Wikipedia
    The Prisoner of Corbal IMDb The Prisoner of Corbal themoviedb.org


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