Cinema: The New Pictures, may 11, 1953

Fanfan the Tulip (Filmsonor; Lopert Films) is a legendary French hero who, to judge from this picture, was a sort of combination Robin Hood and Roy Rogers. During the reign of Louis XV, Fanfan (Gérard Philipe) has enough romantic adventures for a couple of action movies: he makes love to the king's pretty daughter and to the voluptuous daughter of a recruiting sergeant, rescues the Marquise de Pompadour from highway robbers, escapes from the hangman's noose by the skin of his profile, brings about the surrender of France's enemies on the battle field by...

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