The Prisoner of Corbal

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The Prisoner of Corbal
"The Prisoner of Corbal" (1936).jpg
British poster
Directed byKarl Grune
Produced byMax Schach
Written byS. Fullman
Based onthe novel The Nuptials of Corbal by Rafael Sabatini
StarringNils Asther
Hugh Sinclair
Hazel Terry
Noah Beery
Music byAllan Gray
CinematographyOtto Kanturek
Edited byWalter Stokvis
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
28 May 1936 (London) (UK)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Prisoner of Corbal is a 1936 British historical drama film directed by Karl Grune and starring Nils Asther, Hugh Sinclair and Hazel Terry.[1] It is also known by the alternative title The Marriage of Corbal.[2] It is set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.

The film was made at Elstree Studios as an independent production which was released by General Film Distributors.


The aristocrat Cleonie is the object of affection for both the Marquis of Corbal and Citizen-Deputy of the revolution, Varennes. The latter saves Cleonie from the guillotine by disguising her as his nephew and smuggling her out of France.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide noted, "some racy bedroom scenes were clipped for the US release. The actors suffer from miscasting, but Asther gives an outstanding performance. Interesting use of camera angles stands out, as does the direction of the crowd scenes."[3]


  1. ^ "The Marriage of Corbal (1936)". BFI.
  2. ^ "The Marriage of Corbal (1936) - Karl Grune - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. ^ "Prisoner Of Corbal".

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