LE CAPITAINE FRACASSE

A film by Alberto Cavalcanti

Cast : Pierre Blanchar, Charles Boyer, Lien Deyers

1929 / adventure / France / original title : LE CAPITAINE FRACASSE / 88’ / Black & White / status : completed / Silent with music / long feature-film / International catalog

Under the reign of Louis XIII, in a dilapidated manor house in Gascony, a descendant of the Sigognac family no longer has his fortune to rely on. Fate has it that one evening a group of actors turns up at his door, looking for a room for the night. The young baron, who is financially ruined, strikes up a friendship with the group of actors. Sigognac falls in love with Isabelle, one of the actresses and decides to take to the road with the troupe …