La Tour, Prends Garde! (1958)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Swashbuckler, Costume Adventure  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy, Yugoslavia  |  
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This nonsensical swashbuckler stars Jean Marais as a "lovable rogue" named LaTour. Generally loyal to no one but himself, La Tour swears eternal fidelity to King Louis XIV during a moment of national crisis in France. When he's not dueling for his life or romancing the ladies, our hero is prone to bursting out in song (Ah, this must be the "singing cavalier" alluded to in Singin' in the Rain). Filmed on an epic scale in Yugoslavia, La Tour, Prends Barde! nonetheless cost a lot less than American costume dramas of the period. The film was reissued to U.S. television under a variety of titles in the 1960s.