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Enfants d’Edouard, Les

Alternative title
Children of Edward, The Princes in the Tower, The
Synopsis
Film based on the tragedy written in 1833 by Casimir Delavigne which simplifies Shakespeare’s Richard III by concentrating on incidents and situations involving Gloucester, Queen Elizabeth, the two princes, Tyrell and Buckingham. Ball notes ‘The stress is on the emotional engagement of mother and children, the wavering of Tyrell who before becoming a profligate had lost a son, the calculated heroics of Buckingham to preserve the royal succession, and of course the insinuating perfidy of Richard’.
Country
France
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1910
Duration
22 mins; 803 feet

Credits

Cast
Phillipe GarnierRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Richard III
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
There is much conflicting information as to who directed, wrote and starred in the film and its date of release, Ball details the various accounts p. 325 (op cit).
History
Released in Britain in 1910 (1170ft) as THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER.
Reviews
Ball, Robert Hamilton. Shakespeare on Silent Film: A Strange Eventful History. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1968 (96, 202, 325, 331). Ball writes ‘It is a sensational and sentimental piece, freighted with false psychology and excrable poetry, and now is deservedly forgotten as its author. How much of it the scenarist used I do not know, nor in this second-hand Shakespeare much care’.

Production Company

Name

Film d’Art

Archive

Name

Archives Francaises du Film du Centre National De La Cinematographie (CNC)

Email
AFF@cnc.fr
Web
http://www.cnc/fr External site opens in new window
Phone
+33-1 3014 8000
Address
7bis Rue A, Turpault, F-78395
Bois D’Arcy
France

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