Original film poster
|Directed by||David Miller|
|Produced by||Edwin H. Knopf|
|Written by||Christopher Isherwood
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
|Music by||Miklós Rózsa|
|Cinematography||Robert H. Planck|
|Editing by||John McSweeney Jr|
|Release dates||12 January 1956|
|Running time||110 min|
Diane is a 1956 American historical film drama about the life of Diane de Poitiers, distributed by MGM, directed by David Miller, and produced by Edwin H. Knopf from a screenplay by Christopher Isherwood based on a story by John Erskine. The music score was composed by Miklós Rózsa and Robert H. Planck was the cinematographer, who filmed in CinemaScope and Eastmancolor.
The film stars Lana Turner, Pedro Armendáriz, Roger Moore, and Marisa Pavan, and features Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Torin Thatcher, Taina Elg, John Lupton, Henry Daniell, Melville Cooper and an early film appearance by Stuart Whitman. The movie's tagline was Lana Turner dares the devil in Diane.
The action is set in 16th century France.
Diane de Poitiers (Lana Turner), mistress of Prince Henri (Roger Moore), the future King Henry II, rises to a position of absolute power through her manipulation of the men in her life. Those men include King Francis I (Pedro Armendariz) and Diane's husband, the Count de Brèze (Torin Thatcher). Diane's principal foe is the scheming Catherine de' Medici (Marisa Pavan), who for the first time in her life has met her match.
- Lana Turner - Diane de Poitiers
- Pedro Armendáriz - King Francis I of France
- Roger Moore - Prince Henri (later King Henry II)
- Marisa Pavan - Catherine de' Medici
- Sir Cedric Hardwicke - Ruggieri
- Torin Thatcher - Count de Brèze
- Taina Elg - Alys
- John Lupton - Regnault
- Henry Daniell - Gondi
- Ronald Green - The Dauphin
- Sean McClory - Count Montgomery
- Geoffrey Toone - Duke of Savoy
- Michael Ansara - Count Ridolfi
- Melville Cooper - Court Physician