Quebec (1951 film)
|Directed by||George Templeton|
|Produced by||Alan Le May|
|Written by||Alan Le May|
|Starring||John Drew Barrymore
|Music by||Edward H. Plumb
Nathan Van Cleave
|Cinematography||W. Howard Greene|
|Edited by||Jack Ogilvie|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Quebec is a 1951 American historical drama film directed by George Templeton and written by Alan Le May. Set in 1837, it stars John Drew Barrymore in a fictional account of the Patriotes Rebellion. The popular uprising sought to make Lower Canada, now Quebec, a republic independent from the British Empire, and happened around the same time as a similar revolt in Upper Canada, now Ontario.
The film tells the tale of Mme. Stephanie Durossac, also known as Lafleur (played by Corinne Calvet), a fiery pro-independence leader, and Mark Douglas (Barrymore), a young man who discovers that Lafleur is his long-lost mother he believed to be deceased. The actions of Lafleur create problems since she is also the wife of the British governor of the province. Lafleur ultimately sacrifices herself to prevent Douglas from being taken hostage. The climax of the movie depicts a military assault on the British fortress.
- John Drew Barrymore as Mark Douglas [credited as John Barrymore, Jr.]
- Corinne Calvet as Mademoiselle Stephanie Durossac / Lafleur
- Barbara Rush as Madelon
- Patric Knowles as Charles Douglas
- John Hoyt as Father Antoine
The film was actually shot on location in Quebec, in the fashion typical of post-war Hollywood. It captured therefore local sights like the Citadelle of Quebec City, Montmorency Falls and the Quebec countryside. It also cast local actors. Quebec also features Patsy Ruth Miller, a former silent-screen star making her first screen appearance since 1931.
Comic book adaption
- Patriote movement
- Quebec nationalism
- Quebec independence movement
- History of Quebec
- Timeline of Quebec history
- "Quebec: Plot Synopsis" by Hal Erickson, Allmovie, retrieved September 10, 2006
- "A Review of Canadian History", The New York Times, March 16, 1951, retrieved September 10, 2006
- "Full Cast and Crew for Quebec (1951)", Internet Movie Database, retrieved September 10, 2006
- "Quebec", TVGuide.com, retrieved September 10, 2006
- "Movie Love #8". Grand Comics Database.