Quebec (1951 film)

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.

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Directed byGeorge Templeton
Produced byAlan Le May
Written byAlan Le May
StarringJohn Drew Barrymore
Corinne Calvet
Barbara Rush
Patric Knowles
John Hoyt
Music byEdward H. Plumb
Nathan Van Cleave
CinematographyW. Howard Greene
Edited byJack Ogilvie
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 15, 1951 (1951-03-15)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States


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.



The film was actually shot on location in Quebec, in the fashion typical of post-war Hollywood.[1] It captured therefore local sights like the Citadelle of Quebec City, Montmorency Falls and the Quebec countryside.[2] It also cast local actors.[3] Quebec also features Patsy Ruth Miller, a former silent-screen star making her first screen appearance since 1931.[1][4]

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  1. ^ a b "Quebec: Plot Synopsis" by Hal Erickson, Allmovie, retrieved September 10, 2006
  2. ^ "A Review of Canadian History", The New York Times, March 16, 1951, retrieved September 10, 2006
  3. ^ "Full Cast and Crew for Quebec (1951)", Internet Movie Database, retrieved September 10, 2006
  4. ^ "Quebec",, retrieved September 10, 2006
  5. ^ "Movie Love #8". Grand Comics Database.

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