Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent) (1996)

Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent)


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This sumptuous French drama offers episodes from the notorious life of 18th century socialite and playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. The story begins in the 1770s with a rehearsal of his "The Barber of Seville." Young friend of Voltaire, Philipp Gudin introduces himself to the great playwright and offers to become his personal secretary. He then becomes the adventurous Beaumarchais' keeper as the author gets involved in a variety of situations including a duel with an angry … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Art House & International
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Written By: Jean-Claude Brisville, Edouard Molinaro
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On DVD: Sep 15, 1998



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as Hortales Porter

as Chevalier d'Eon

as Benjamin Franklin

as Marion Menard

as French Gaoler

as Marie-Antoinette

as Count Almaviva

as Rochford's Majordomo

as Chamberlain

as Man in Theatre Squar...

as Customs Officer

as Young Man in Court

as Heckler at Theatre

as Franklin's Majordomo

as Woman in Theatre

as Old Assessor

as Young Man in Theatre

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as Commanding Officer

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as Husband in Theatre

as English Prisoner

as Tramp in Court

as Court Official

as Prince De Conti

as le Comte de la Blach...

as Doublemain

as Theatre Critic

as Guard Officer in The...

as Marie-Therese

as Theatre Critic

as Lord Rochford

as Young Conti Girl

as Lison-Cherubin

as Duke of Chaulnes

as Louis Goezman

as Desfontaines

as Pierre Caron de Beau...

as Mssr. Lejay

as English Officer

as Marceline

as Louis XV

as Mariette Lejay
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