Quentin Durward

Quentin Durward

Director: Richard Thorpe Cast: Robert Taylor, Kay Kendall, Robert Morley

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Quentin Durward

Sir Walter Scott's medieval take on the "John Alden" story formed the basis of Quentin Durward. Robert Taylor dons armor in the title role, playing the son of an aging Scottish nobleman. He has been dispatched to propose to a high-born Frenchwoman (Kay Kendall) on his uncle's behalf, but one look at the lady and Quentin Durward falls head over heels. But there are villains to vanquish in several sword fight setpieces, the best of which is the climactic battle in which the hero and the head bad guy (Duncan Lamont) dangle on bell ropes. Quentin Durward was the fifth MGM Robert Taylor picture filmed in whole or in part in England; the others were Conspirator, Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe and Knights of the Round Table.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316125397
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 28,980

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Taylor Quentin Durward
Kay Kendall Isabelle, Countess of Marcroy
Robert Morley Louis XI
George Cole Hayraddin
Alec Clunes Charles, Duke of Burgundy
Duncan Lamont Count William de la Marck
Laya Raki Gypsy Dancer
Marius Goring Count Philip de Creville
Wilfrid Hyde-White Master Oliver
Eric Pohlmann Gluckmeister
Harcourt Williams Bishop of Liege
Michael Goodliffe Count De Dunois
Nicholas Hannen John Cardinal Balue
Moultrie Kelsall Lord Malcolm
Frank Tickle Petit Andre
Bill Shine Trois-Eschelles
Ernst Thesiger Lord Crawford
John Carson Duke of Orleans

Technical Credits
Richard Thorpe Director
Robert Ardrey Screenwriter
Pandro S. Berman Producer
Christopher G. Challis Cinematographer
George Froeschel Screenwriter
Elizabeth Haffenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Alfred Junge Art Director
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Ernest Walter Editor

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Quentin Durward 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
metfan More than 1 year ago
It's no "The Advetures Of Robin Hood" or "Ivanhoe",but this 1955 swashbuckler is a lot of fun to watch.It benefits from a solid Robert Ardrey script,tight Richard Thorpe direction,good performances,and MGM's usual lush,big-budget production.Robert Taylor and Kay Kendall are good in the lead roles,but it's Robert Morley and George Cole who steal the movie.This is lavish,spectacular entertainment on a grand scale,beautifully filmed on location in Europe and backed by a rousing,lovely Bronislau Kaper score.Good family fun1