La Reine Margot


2h 1954

Brief Synopsis

In August of 1572, Paris celebrated the marriage of Marguerite de Valois, sister of King Charles IX and daughter of Catherine de Medicis, to Henri de Bourbon, the young king from Navarre. But court intrigues would soon undermine this political reconcilliation of Catholics and Protestants; Catherine

Film Details

Also Known As
Queen Margot, The, Reine Margot
Release Date
1954
Location
Eclair d'Epinay studios, France; Rambouillet, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

In August of 1572, Paris celebrated the marriage of Marguerite de Valois, sister of King Charles IX and daughter of Catherine de Medicis, to Henri de Bourbon, the young king from Navarre. But court intrigues would soon undermine this political reconcilliation of Catholics and Protestants; Catherine ordered the massacre of the Huguenots and devised a plot to poison her son Charles IX who, before his death, named Henri de Navarre as his successor. Joseph de la Mole, a former suitor of Marguerite's (now Queen Margot), and his friend Coconas were among those to die on the gallows. Henri and Margot then exiled themselves for several years to escape Catherine's schemes.

Film Details

Also Known As
Queen Margot, The, Reine Margot
Release Date
1954
Location
Eclair d'Epinay studios, France; Rambouillet, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1954

Released in United States 1994

Shown at MOMA (Jeanne Moreau: Nouvelle Vague and Beyond) in New York City February 18 - March 25, 1994.

Began shooting April 1954

Completed shooting August 1954

Synopsis drawn from Jean-Charles Sabria's "Cinema francais: Les annes 50." Paris: Editions du Centre Pompidou/Economica, 1987.

Released in United States 1954

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at MOMA (Jeanne Moreau: Nouvelle Vague and Beyond) in New York City February 18 - March 25, 1994.)