Passed | | History, Romance
A nobleman studying for the priesthood abandons his vocation in 18th Century France when he falls in love with a beautiful, but reluctant, courtesan.
The working title of "Manon Lescaut" was changed, because an Ufa film with that title opened in New York 29 November 1926.
Chevalier Fabien des Grieux:
What of your protector? How dare you come pleading to me - fresh from the arms of that man!
Manon Lescaut: I haven't seen him since the night - that awful night - at the club.
Chevalier Fabien des Grieux: You still wear his jewels!
Manon Lescaut: I'm sorry, Fabien - but I'm just a woman. I shall always love ...
Richelieu fell out of favor with Louis XV because he opposed Louis's mistress, Madame de Pompadour. Richelieu and Fabien would not have been at court at the same time.