The Royalists

The Royalists (French: Les Chouans) is a 1947 French historical drama film directed by Henri Calef and starring Paul Amiot, Roland Armontel and Roger Bontemps. It is an adaptation of Honoré de Balzac's 1829 novel Les Chouans.

The Royalists
Directed byHenri Calef
Produced byCharles Legrand
Written byCharles Spaak
Pierre Brive
Based onLes Chouans
by Honoré de Balzac
Music byJoseph Kosma
CinematographyClaude Renoir
Edited byJacques Grassi
Raymonde Nevers
Distributed byLes Films du Tétras
Release date
20 March 1947
Running time
109 minutes
Box office2,735,821 admissions (France)[1]

A later film version, titled Chouans! (1988), was directed by Philippe de Broca.



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