But the arrival of their remarkable daughter, Renesmee, sets in motion a perilous chain of events that pits the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders, setting the stage for an all-out battle. New York: F-R Publishing Corp. . But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for revolution, and has him sent off to Spain to be raised in secret to ensure a peaceful future for France. Joseph Schildkraut is great as the king's equally evil - and even more cunning - adviser Fouquet. In his scenes especially the film bares more than a slight resemblance to the version that Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
It features sumptuous sets and lavish period costumes. Louis, the first born, is crowned King of France, and before his twenty-first birthday, has established a reputation as a profligate and tyrant. The musketeers drag him away and lock him in the , where the jailers mistake him for Phillippe, and whip him. She must make a choice between continuing the life of a San Francisco teen or stepping up to the throne. When D'Artagnan returns for Phillipe, Colbert reveals Phillipe's identity to Maria Theresa and induces her to get the key to the mask.
The Man in the Iron Mask is equal parts costume drama and swashbuckling adventure. Twenty years later, he is the Minister of Finance under. When Louis manages to get a message to Fouquet, he is freed, and a chase by coach ensues to stop Philippe from cementing an alliance with Spain by marrying Princess Maria Theresa, whom he loves, and taking Louis' place on the throne. When Louis manages to get a message to Fouquet, he is freed, and a chase by coach ensues to stop Philippe from marrying Maria Theresa and taking Louis' place on the throne. And Fouquet was a guy who liked to live high on the hog. It was also notable for being the source of several subsequent.
I found the acting stiff and hammy, I found the action at least the sword fight,. The movie then jumps ahead twenty years where fate brings the twins together. In real life that's what actually brought him down. Hayward's first big break came as Anita Louise's lover and Fredric March's father in Anthony Adverse where he lost a duel to Claude Rains. Intrigued by the resemblance, the King proposes that Phillipe impersonate him in exchange for the lives of his friends, and thus allow the King to be two places at once.
Never before or since have so many classic movies been produced in a single year. Philippe's comrades d'Artagnan, Porthos, Aramis and Athos come to his rescue with an assist from the beautiful Princess Maria Theresa of Spain, the king's betrothed. Phillipe agrees, and after persuading Maria Theresa to return, he frees D'Artagnan and the other musketeers. The film was directed by and stars as royal twins, as Princess Maria Theresa, as , and as. The Man in the Iron Mask Directed by Produced by Written by George Bruce Starring Music by Lucien Moraweck Cinematography Robert H. Philippe is as heroic and noble as Louis is cruel and corrupt. The film was 's screen debut.
Please feel free to suggest books that might be critical omissions. Colbert pleads with Phillipe to pose as the King and bring her back for a union between France and Spain. It was also notable for being the source of several subsequent. However, a few minutes later, a second son is born. Warren William is the aging, but still very capable D'Artagnan.
The staging of several other scenes are borrowed from the 1929 version, most importantly the ending. Philippe finally assumes the throne. As Louis is aware of an assassination attempt to take place that day but not where or when , he makes Philippe impersonate him in exchange for his friends' lives. Philippe not only survives the ambush, he shows mercy to his would-be killers and is cheered by the people. There have been several films that have had the title The Man in the Iron Mask, or that have been based on the final section of the novel by , which was itself based on the 18th century of the.
Sound: Mono Production Co: Edward Small Productions, Inc. On the day that Phillipe is to marry Maria Theresa, Louis manages to send a message to Fouquet, telling him of the switch. In what may have been another instance of , Hale Jr. While Louis is in a drunken stupor, Maria Theresa slips the key from around his neck and D'Artagnan and the musketeers sneak into the Bastille and free Phillipe. Louis Hayward took this part of the twins to the classical heights of movie making.