Captain Fracasse (1961 film)

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Captain Fracasse
Directed byPierre Gaspard-Huit
Written byPierre Gaspard-Huit
Albert Vidalie
Based onCaptain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier
Produced byAdolphe Osso
CinematographyMarcel Grignon
Edited byLouisette Hautecoeur
Music byGeorges Van Parys
  • Plazza Films
  • Metzer et Woog
  • Paris Élysées Films
  • Hoche Production
Distributed byUnidex
Constantin Film
Release date
21 April 1961 (France)[1]
Running time
108 minutes
Box office3,152,121 admissions (France)[2]

Captain Fracasse (French: Le Capitaine Fracasse, Italian: Capitan Fracassa) is a 1961 French-Italian historical adventure film written and directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit and starring Jean Marais, Geneviève Grad and Gérard Barray.[1] The scenario was based on the 1863 novel Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier.[3] It was shot at the Epinay Studios in Paris and on location in the Forest of Rambouillet and the Château de Maintenon.



  1. ^ a b c Mannikka, Eleanor. "Le Capitaine Francasse". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Box Office Figures for Jean Marais films". Box Office Story.
  3. ^ Klossner p.55


  • Klossner, Michael. The Europe of 1500-1815 on Film and Television: A Worldwide Filmography of Over 2550 Works, 1895 Through 2000. McFarland & Company, 2002.
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