Monseigneur (1950)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Monseigneur offers a few intriguing speculations as to what really happened to the little Dauphin, aka King Louis XVII, after the French revolution. Fernand Ledoux stars as an absentminded Parisian professor who befriends Louis, a mild-mannered locksmith (Bernard Blier). Engaging Louis in conversation, the professor becomes convinced that the locksmith is in fact the long-lost Dauphin. The excited professor manages to get several aristocrats interested in Louis' story, and soon the meek artisan finds himself mingling with the upper levels of French society. Monseigneur does what it does so well that the audience truly wants to believe that Bernard Blier is, indeed, the rightful heir to the throne of France.

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heir, ancestry, aristocracy, blood, descendant, door, France, king, locksmith, nobility, parent, research, revolution, throne