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SCARAMOUCHE – Victor Young

March 27, 2023 Leave a comment


Original Review by Craig Lysy

One of Hollywood’s most beloved authors was Rafael Sabatini, whose swashbuckling novels were highly prized and often brought to the big screen, including; Scaramouche (1923), Bardelys The Magnificent (1926), Captain Blood (1935), The Sea Hawk (1940), and The Black Swan (1942). In 1938 MGM decided to remake its 1923 silent version of Scaramouche. It would however take thirteen years for the project to finally go to production under Carey Wilson. Ronald Millar and George Froeschel were hired to adapt the novel for a fresh iteration, and a $3.0 million budget was provided. George Sidney was tasked with directing, and a stellar cast was hired, including; Stewart Granger as Andre Moreau, Eleanor Parker as Lenore, Janet Leigh as Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon, Mel Ferrer as Noel, Marquis de Maynes, and Nina Foch as Marie Antionette. Read more…