The Eaglet (1931 film)

The Eaglet (French: L'aiglon) is a 1931 French historical drama film directed by Viktor Tourjansky and starring Jean Weber, Victor Francen and Henri Desfontaines.[1] It is an adaptation of the play L'Aiglon by Edmond Rostand, which portrays the life of Napoleon II.

The Eaglet
Directed by Viktor Tourjansky
Produced byAdolphe Osso
Written byEdmond Rostand (play)
Wolfgang Goetz
Adolf E. Licho
Pierre-Gilles Veber
StarringJean Weber
Victor Francen
Henri Desfontaines
Music byEdouard Flament
CinematographyNikolai Toporkoff
Edited byAndrée Danis
Tonka Taldy
Les Films Osso
Distributed byLes Films Osso
Release date
28 August 1931
Running time
109 minutes

A separate German-language version The Duke of Reichstadt was also made. It was directed by Tourjansky but featuring a different cast.

The film's sets were designed by the art director Serge Piménoff.



  1. Goble p.398


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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