Cavalcade D’Amour is divided into three sections, each depicting a romance occurring within the walls of the Chateau de Champs. Legend has it that whoever marries in the Chateau is doomed to an unhappy life. This proves to be the case in 1639 and 1839, but the heroine of the 1939 segment, Corinne Luchaire, is determined to break the jinx. She is convinced that she will prove an unsuitable bride for Claude Dauphin, and he is likewise convinced that he will turn out to be an inadequate groom. But the couple’s respective families will not be dissuaded, and the marriage takes place as scheduled? with unexpectedly happy results! —allmusic guide
Raymond Bernard was born in Paris on 10th October 1891, the youngest of three sons of the successful playwright Tristan Bernard. He began studying drama at the age of 15, and in 1913 he starred opposite Sarah Bernhardt in a stage play Jeanne Doré, a part written for him by his father. He reprised the role in Louis Mercanton’s 1915 film adaptation of the play, his one and only significant film appearance.
In 1916, Raymond Bernard joined the film production company Gaumont, working as assistant to director Jacques Feyder. He took over from Feyder the direction of Le Ravin sans fond (1917), which was scripted by his father. Thereafter, he gave up acting and pursued a career as a film director. He adapted several comedies written by his father, including Le Petit café (1919) which starred the popular comic actor Max Linder.
Raymond Bernard’s artistic and commercial breakthrough came when he formed the company Société des Grands Films Historiques with the writers Henry… read more