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Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.
The scene between Margot and La Mole, where they stand outdoors wrapped in nothing but a red cloak, was included for the American release even though it had not appeared in the original cut. The American distributors had insisted on the relationship between the two characters being more substantial (the romance was to become the focal point for the American marketing campaign).
Henri de Bourbon, do you take Marguerite de Valois as your wife?
Henri: I do.
Le Cardinal: Marguerite de Valois, do you take Henri de Bourbon, King of Navarre, as your husband?
Le Cardinal: Marguerite de Valois, do you take... In the name of God, and His Holy Church, I join you in ...
The music used in the wedding scene, a paraphrase of the finale of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah, was written more than two hundred years after the events of this film.
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