Marie of the Isles
Marie of the Isles (French: Marie des Isles, Italian: I flibustieri della Martinica) is a 1959 French-Italian historical adventure film directed by Georges Combret and starring Belinda Lee, Alain Saury and Darío Moreno.
|Marie of the Isles|
|Directed by||Georges Combret|
|Produced by||Georges Combret |
|Written by||Pierre Maudru |
|Based on||novel by Robert Gaillard|
|Starring||Belinda Lee |
|Music by||Georges Van Parys|
|Edited by||Louis Devaivre|
|Distributed by||Pathé Consortium Cinéma (France)|
|28 October 1959|
It was also known as The Wild and the Wanton.
In 1635, Jacques du Parquet, the nephew of the well known explorer Belain d'Esnambic, enters a tavern in Dieppe, and falls in love with the daughter of the bartender, Marie Bonnard. He knows his noble family would disapprove such a marriage; besides, he is nominated for the post of governor in Martinica. He promised never to forget Marie, but as time goes by, she will accept to marry a rich and unscrupulous man, Monsieur de Saint-André. When her husband is appointed to serve in Martinica as General Commissioner, Marie demands to go with him. At her arrival, all sorts of trouble arrive: pirates take action against travelers and goods, rotten deals set the two officers against each other, and finally jealousy settles to make things worse. Written by Artemis-9 ( from Imdb.com )
- Belinda Lee as Marie Bonnard
- Alain Saury as Jacques du Parquet
- Darío Moreno as Desmarais – le traître
- Magali Noël as Julie
- Folco Lulli as Le capitaine Le Fort
- Jacques Castelot as Le comte Cheneau de Saint-André
- Noël Roquevert as Barracuda – le pirate
- Philippe Hersent as Baillardel
- Jean Clarieux as Le moine
- Charles Bouillaud as Un excité
- Alexandre Rignault as Bonnard
- Luciano Benetti as La Perrière
- Jean Tissier as Le père Hampteau
The film was based on a novel by Robert Gaillard about the real life Jacques Dyel du Parquet which sold over 150,000 copies in France. The novel was published in the US, the first of Gaillard's novels to be so.
Magali Noel fractured her ankle during filming in August.
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