Diane (1955)





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Based on the John Erskine novel Diane de Poitier, the mistress (Lana Turner) of the Renaissance-era French king Henry II (Roger Moore) faces the natural opposition of his wife, Catherine de Medici. Diane, originally hired by Henry's father--Francis I-- to teach the young prince of courtly manners, becomes his lover though the difference in their ages is 20 years.
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Lana Turner
as Diane
Pedro Armendáriz
as King Francis I
Roger Moore
as Prince Henri
Cedric Hardwicke
as Ruggieri
Marisa Pavan
as Catherine de Medicis
Torin Thatcher
as Count de Breze, Diane's Husband
Taina Elg
as Alys
John Lupton
as Regnault
Ronald Green
as The Dauphin
Sean McClory
as Count Montgomery
Michael Ansara
as Count Ridolfi
Paul Cavanagh
as Lord Bonnivet
Melville Cooper
as Court Physician
Ian Wolfe
as Lord Tremouille
Basil Ruysdael
as Chamberlain
Christopher Dark
as Gian-Carlo
Marc Cavell
as Piero
Gene Reynolds
as Montecuculli
John O'Malley
as Marechal de Chabannes
Peter Gray
as Sardini
Mickey Maga
as Charles
Ronald Anton
as Francis
Geoffrey Toone
as Duke of Savoy
Percy Helton
as Court Jester
James Drury
as Lieutenant
Robert Dix
as Young Officer
Stuart Whitman
as Henri's Squire
Alicia Ibanez
as Ladies-in-Waiting
Ann Brendon
as Ladies-in-Waiting
Fay Morley
as Ladies-in-Waiting
Barbara Darrow
as Ladies-in-Waiting
Ann Staunton
as Ladies-in-Waiting
Bunny Cooper
as Ladies-in-Waiting
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Not terribly accurate historical drama but Lana looks lovely in the period clothing. A bit slow moving but if you like the genre an enjoyable view.

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