Monsieur Beaucaire


2h 4m 1924

Brief Synopsis

When M. Beaucaire, a handsome barber, catches the Duke of Winterset cheating at gambling, Beaucaire exacts Winterset's cooperation in sneaking Beaucaire into a great ball, disguised as the Duke de Chartres, and to introduce him to the beautiful Lady Mary. The disguised barber successfully pulls off the masquerade and is soon the toast of society. But Winterset is embittered at having been blackmailed so, and he sets out to destroy Beaucaire if he can do so without revealing his own duplicity.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 18, 1924
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Monsieur Beaucaire by Booth Tarkington (New York, 1900) and his play of the same name (Philadelphia, PA, 7 Oct 1901).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
9,932ft (10 reels)

Synopsis

The Duke of Chartres, stung by the taunts of Princess Henriette, refuses the king's command to marry the princess and escapes to England, posing as the French Ambassador's barber. Fascinated by Lady Mary, he forces the Duke of Winterset to introduce him as Monsieur Beaucaire, but he is exposed as the barber. After being pardoned by King Louis, he returns to his true love, the Princess Henriette.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 18, 1924
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Monsieur Beaucaire by Booth Tarkington (New York, 1900) and his play of the same name (Philadelphia, PA, 7 Oct 1901).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
9,932ft (10 reels)

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Notes

Paramount Pictures released another version of Monsieur Beaucaire in 1946, directed by George Marshall and starring Bob Hope and Joan Caulfield (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50).