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32 Ratings

Bardelys the Magnificent

Directed by King Vidor
United States, 1926
Drama, Romance


In France “in an age of light loves and lively scandals,” the Marquis de Bardelys (John Gilbert), casual womanizer and accomplished swashbuckler, is entranced by Roxalanne; and against a background of knavery and intrigue, he sets out to woo and win her.

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Bardelys the Magnificent Directed by King Vidor

Critics reviews

It was a departure for the duo [Vidor and Gilbert], but they proved to have the appropriately light touch, and Gilbert flies across the screen as if sprung from a trampoline. Gilbert pokes fun at his “Great Lover” persona, here pushed into a seducer caricature of Casanovian proportions.
October 17, 2017
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