Reign of Terror
Reign of Terror (1949)

Also known as Reign of Terror, The Black Book is a bold effort by director Anthony Mann to film a French Revolution epic on a "B" detective picture budget. Robert Cummings stars as Charles D'Aubigny, who has been engaged by a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 15, 1949
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Mann's direction is quick and unpretentious. All period/costume movies should be this fun.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Noir visits the French Revolution, as the emphasis on vicious brutality suggests an account written by the Marquis de Sade.

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

... the strangest of genre mixes, a costume crime thriller with a continental setting and an American pulp sensibility.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a French Revolutionary drama made like one of Mann's film noirs.

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Stella Dallas
a really odd genre mix from director anthony mann; it's a film noir set during the french revolution! the lead actor is weak imo but it's a decent… More