PG | | Biography, Drama, History
In 1793, as the Terror begins in France, Georges Danton, a champion-of-the-people, returns to clash against Maximilien Robespierre and his extremist party.
Back in the '30s, this was announced by WB as a vehicle for Errol Flynn and possibly Bette Davis.
I am accused of conspiracy. Very well. I confess. I am guilty of conspiracy. In my heart, in my own company, I have conspired. Conspired for peace, amnesty, respect for the law, public order. Conspired for happiness and justice. These faults - yes, ...
At 1 hour 42 minutes, Robespierre's position changes while Fouquier-Tinville talks to him in David's studio.
Anne Alvaro gets an "and introducing" credit ("et pour la première fois à l'écran").
The dialogue in the dubbed version with American voice actors sometimes differs sharply from the original: for example, Robespierre's last words to Saint-Just are not the dismissive "Don't wake me when you leave" ("Ne me réveillez pas quand tu sortiras") but the prophetic "Whatever happens will happen soon" (so that, like Danton, he apparently realises he will shortly meet Danton's fate).
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