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Monsieur Beaucaire
Release Date:   18 Aug 1924
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Cast: Rudolph Valentino  (Duke de Chartres/Beaucaire)
  Bebe Daniels  (Princess Henriette)
  Lois Wilson  (Queen Marie of France)
 

Summary: The Duke of Chartres, stung by the taunts of Princess Henriette, refuses the king's command to marry the princess and escapes to England, posing as the French Ambassador's barber. Fascinated by Lady Mary, he forces the Duke of Winterset to introduce him as Monsieur Beaucaire, but he is exposed as the barber. After being pardoned by King Louis, he returns to his true love, the Princess Henriette. 

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures
Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Producer: Adolph Zukor (Pres)
  Jesse L. Lasky (Pres)
  Sidney Olcott (Prod)
Writer: Forrest Halsey (Scr)

Subject Major: Barbers and barbershops
  France--History--17th century
  Louis XV, King of France, 1710-1774
  Vignerot du Plessis, Louis-Fran├žois-Armand, Duc de Richelieu, 1696-1788
  Voltaire (Fran├žois Marie Arouet)

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