Monsieur Beaucaire (1946 film)
|Directed by||George Marshall|
|Produced by||Paul Jones|
|Written by||Melvin Frank
Booth Tarkington (novel)
Frank Tashlin (uncredited)
|Edited by||Arthur P. Schmidt|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release dates||September 4, 1946|
|Running time||93 minutes|
Monsieur Beaucaire is a 1946 comedy film starring Bob Hope as the title character, the barber of King Louis XV of France. It is loosely based on the novel of the same name by Booth Tarkington. It is a remake of the 1924 Rudolph Valentino silent film of the same name Monsieur Beaucaire.
King Louis XV of France is invited by his rival King Philip V of Spain to choose a suitable husband for Philip's daughter, Princess Maria, as a gesture of unity between their two nations. Louis's choice is Duc le Chandre, but the duke fancies Madame Pompadour, as does the king.
Louis' barber, Beaucaire, becomes tangled in a web of deceit along with Mimi, a chambermaid he loves. Both end up exiled from France, and after Beaucaire assists the duke in hiding Madame Pompadour, all must ward off General Don Francisco, who is planning to overthrow Philip so that he can rule Spain.
After a series of mistakes and misadventures, Beaucaire shows his bravery in a swordfight with Don Francisco, and is rewarded by the duke coming to his rescue.
- Bob Hope as Monsieur Beaucaire
- Joan Caulfield as Mimi
- Patric Knowles as Duc le Chandre
- Marjorie Reynolds as Princess Maria of Spain
- Cecil Kellaway as Count D'Armand
- Joseph Schildkraut as Don Francisco
- Reginald Owen as King Louis XV
- Constance Collier as The Queen of France
- Hillary Brooke as Madame Pompadour
- Fortunio Bonanova as Don Carlos
- Douglass Dumbrille as George Washington
- Mary Nash as The Duenna
- Leonid Kinskey as Rene
- Howard Freeman as King Philip II
- Lewis Russell as Chief Justice
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- Monsieur Beaucaire at AllMovie
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