Cinema: French Revolution

Lafayette. The covered wagons sway in from over the hills, the Indians busy themselves with bows and arrows, white men in buckskins make the air pop with gunfire, the sound track throbs with folk-heroic music. Then, to a skirl of bagpipes, the Redcoats come over the ridge. For a moment it looks like the realization of a Hollywood nightmare: the day the Western epic and the historical spectacular arrive for shooting on the same location. Maistiens—it is only the American Revolution as conceived by the French producers of this Super Technirama, 70-mm.-Technicolor, Copernic...

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