The Beloved Rogue (1927)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Adventure, Swashbuckler  |   Release Date - Mar 12, 1927 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Beloved Rogue stars John Barrymore as legendary Parisian poet/vagabond Francois Villon. The film follows the basic chronology of all Villon dramatizations (If I Were King, The Vagabond King etc.): To ensure the loyalty of his subjects, crotchety King Louis XI (Conrad Veidt) appoints the waggish Villon king for one day. This proves to be a blessing when Villon rouses the thieves, tramps, trollops and other assorted Parisian lowlifes to defend the walled city against the invading Burgundians. Marceline Day, Mack Swain and Slim Summerville also star.

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aristocracy, banishment, battle [war], king, loyalty, maiden, scheme, swordfight, Robin-Hood