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Lucrezia Borgia (1935)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

At the end of the 15th Century, Rome is ruled ruthlessly by power mad and sex hungry Cesare Borgia, the eldest son of Pope Alexander VI. Following the advice of his chief adviser Niccolo Macchiavelli, Cesare Borgia decides to attempt to ...See moreAt the end of the 15th Century, Rome is ruled ruthlessly by power mad and sex hungry Cesare Borgia, the eldest son of Pope Alexander VI. Following the advice of his chief adviser Niccolo Macchiavelli, Cesare Borgia decides to attempt to unify the country in order to become even more powerful. To this end he needs his sister Lucrezia. Presently, the beautiful creature is married to the Count of Pesaro but she would be more useful if she was the wife of Alphonse of Aragon. Never mind, let the Count join his ancestors! And when the Duke of Aragon becomes useless, Cesare easily finds his replacement. Used as a pawn by her brother, Lucrezia eventually renounces happiness and becomes patron of the arts and the letters/ Written by Guy Bellinger See less
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Director
Writers
Abel Gance (screenplay) | Léopold Marchand (dialogue) (screenplay) | Alfred Schirokauer (novel) | Henri Vendresse (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Editor
Roger Spiri-Mercaton (as Roger Spiri-Mercanton)
Production Designers
Henri Ménessier (as Henry Ménessier) | René Renoux
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Release date
Oct 12, 1937 (United States)

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28 cast members
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Edwige Feuillère
Lucrezia Borgia Lucrezia Borgia   See fewer
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Gabriel Gabrio
César Borgia César Borgia   See fewer
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Maurice Escande
Jean Borgia, Duke of Gandie Jean Borgia, Duke of Gandie   See fewer
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Roger Karl
Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI   See fewer
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Aimé Clariond
Niccollo Machiavelli Niccollo Machiavelli   See fewer
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Philippe Hériat
Filippo, sculptor-lover Filippo, sculptor-lover   See fewer
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Jacques Dumesnil
Giannino Sforza, Duke of Milano Giannino Sforza, Duke of Milano   See fewer
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Max Michel
Alfonse de Aragon Alfonse de Aragon   See fewer
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Louis Eymond
Capt. Mario, officer-lover (as Aymond) Capt. Mario, officer-lover (as Aymond)   See fewer
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Jean Fay
Tybald Tybald   See fewer
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René Bergeron
Pietro (as Bergeron) Pietro (as Bergeron)   See fewer
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Gaston Modot
Fracassa Fracassa   See fewer
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Antonin Artaud
Girolamo Savonarola (as Artaud) Girolamo Savonarola (as Artaud)   See fewer
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Marcel Chabrier
Un moine - l'envoyé de Savonarole (as Chabrier) Un moine - l'envoyé de Savonarole (as Chabrier)   See fewer
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Georges Prieur
Baron de Villeneuve (as Prieur) Baron de Villeneuve (as Prieur)   See fewer
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Louis Perdoux
Carlo (as Perdoux) Carlo (as Perdoux)   See fewer
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Yvonne Drines
Flamette (as Yvonne Drinès) Flamette (as Yvonne Drinès)   See fewer
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Mona Dol
La Vespa (as Mona Doll) La Vespa (as Mona Doll)   See fewer
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Jeannine Fromentin
La Malatesta (as Janine Fromentin) La Malatesta (as Janine Fromentin)   See fewer
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Josette Day
Sancia, Lucrezia's companion Sancia, Lucrezia's companion   See fewer
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Daniel Mendaille
Micheletto, chief henchman Micheletto, chief henchman   See fewer
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Jacques Cossin
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Lucien Coëdel
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Annie Farrère
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Finaly
Un marchand (uncredited) Un marchand (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nita Raya
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Myriam Saint-Paul
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6 / 10 | 199 votes