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Written byDenys Arcand
Directed byMark Blandford
StarringJean Lapointe
Gabriel Arcand
Original language(s)French
No. of episodes7
Running time420 minutes
DistributorSociété Radio-Canada
Original release
  • 1977 (1977)

Duplessis was a historical television series in Quebec, Canada, that aired in 1978. It tells the story of Maurice Duplessis, the controversial premier of Quebec from 1936 to 1939 and 1944 to 1959. It is one of the most famous mini-series in Quebec television history. The series was written (but not directed) by Oscar-winning film director Denys Arcand, and based in large part on Conrad Black's popular biography. The series contains 7 episodes, each one containing a different historic moment in Duplessis's life and path into power. Duplessis is portrayed by Jean Lapointe. It is distributed by Radio-Canada and is available on DVD.


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