The Beloved Rogue
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The Beloved Rogue
Beloved Rogue stars John Barrymore as legendary Parisian poet/vagabond Francois Villon. The film follows the basic chronology of all Villon dramatizations (If I Were King, The Vagabond King etc.): To ensure the loyalty of his subjects, crotchety King Louis XI (Conrad Veidt) appoints the waggish Villon king for one day. This proves to be a blessing when Villon rouses the thieves, tramps, trollops and other assorted Parisian lowlifes to defend the walled city against the invading Burgundians. Marceline Day, Mack Swain and Slim Summerville also star. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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"[Barrymore] throws himself into the swashbuckling scenes, leaping across roofs less like an action hero than a child of the streets who hasn't quite grown up..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"A film truly worthy of Barrymore -- a big, beautifully designed production by the great William Cameron Menzies the also great -- and sadly neglected -- Alan Crosland."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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