Cardinal Richelieu (1935)

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The cunning Cardinal Richelieu must save King Louis XIII from treachery within his inner circle.

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  • George Arliss in Cardinal Richelieu (1935)
  • Cesar Romero in Cardinal Richelieu (1935)
  • George Arliss and Edward Arnold in Cardinal Richelieu (1935)
  • Maureen O'Sullivan in Cardinal Richelieu (1935)
  • George Arliss, Edward Arnold, and Halliwell Hobbes in Cardinal Richelieu (1935)

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26 August 2014 | utgard14
| "Cheer him, I say! Cheer Richelieu!"
Enjoyable historical drama about efforts of Cardinal Richelieu (George Arliss) to unite France against its enemies, as well as protect his ward (Maureen O'Sullivan) from lustful King Louis XIII (Edward Arnold). Cardinal Richelieu is a complex historical figure, usually portrayed in movies as a villain. Here, he's the hero. George Arliss may be largely forgotten today but he was one of the finest actors of the '20s & '30s. Arliss gives an effortless performance in this film. Even some of the quality actors backing him up here pale by comparison. Edward Arnold is great as Louis XIII, although from what I've read of the real monarch, this performance is more Arnold than Louis. It is entertaining though. Maureen O'Sullivan and Caesar Romero supply the romantic subplot. Both do well in unchallenging roles. Douglas Dumbrille, Halliwell Hobbes, and Frances Lister are among the other nice actors in the cast. It's a fine old costumer with drama, romance, and intrigue. A little slow-going at times but always interesting.

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Drama | History | Romance


Release Date:

28 April 1935



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