The French-Italian cloak and dagger film "Le Capitan" (English title: "Captain Blood") premieres on 5 October 1960 in France. Directed by André Hunebelle and starring Jean Marais, Bourvil, Elsa Martinelli and Lise Delamare, the film is based on the novel "Le Capitan" (1907) by Michel Zevaco.
France 1616, King Louis XIII (Christian Fourcade) is only 15 and the power-hungry regent Concino Concini (Arnoldo Foà) is trying to take the seat of government right out from underneath him. The king turns to François de Capestang (Jean Marais), a noble swordsman to help him. François gets shot by Concini but he is ultimately saved by Gisèle d'Angoulême (Elsa Martinelli)...
|Jean Marais as "Le Capitan" François de Capestang|
|Elsa Martinelli as Gisèle d'Angoulême and Jean Marais as "Le Capitan" François de Capestang|
|Jean Marais as "Le Capitan" François de Capestang and Bourvil as Cogolin|
- Jean Marais as François de Capestang, aka Le Capitan
- Bourvil as Cogolin
- Elsa Martinelli as Gisèle d'Angoulême
- Arnoldo Foà as Concino Concini
- Pierrette Bruno as Giuseppa
- Annie Anderson as Béatrice de Beaufort
- Guy Delorme as Rinaldo
- Christian Fourcade as King Louis XIII
- Jacqueline Porel as Léonora Galigaï
- Raphaël Patorni as le duc Charles d'Angoulême
- Robert Porte as le duc de Rohan
- Lise Delamare as Marie de Médicis
- Edmond Beauchamp as le gouverneur de la Province
- Piéral as Lorenzo
- Jean Berger as Luynes
- Jean-Paul Coquelin as Monsieur de Vitry
|Annie Anderson as
Béatrice de Beaufort|
and Elsa Martinelli as Gisèle d'Angoulême
|Bourvil as Cogolin and Pierrette Bruno as Giuseppa|
|Lise Delamare as Marie de Médicis and Arnoldo Foà as Concino Concini|
- Michel Zevaco's novel was also used in the 1946 film "Le Capitan" by director Robert Vernay starring Pierre Renoir, Jean Tissier, Lise Delamare and Sophie Desmarets.
- The English title "Captain Blood" was also used for the 1935 film by Michael Curtiz featuring Errol Flynn as Peter Blood.
|Piéral as Lorenzo, Jacqueline Porel as
Léonora Galigaï and|
Arnoldo Foà as Concino Concini
"Le Capitan" Trailer