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Silent-cinema genius he may well have been, but by this time in his career Abel Gance was creatively a shadow of his former self. It was a bold idea of the Salkinds to hire him for this chronicle of Bonaparte's famous victory over the Austro-Prussian army, but the result, for all its lavish scale and roster of stars, is a turgid bore. The original cut ran 166 minutes.

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Duration: 123 mins

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Director: Abel Gance
Screenwriter: Abel Gance
Cast: Claudia Cardinale
Martine Carol
Leslie Caron
Vittorio De Sica
Jean Marais
Pierre Mondy
Jean Mercure
Jack Palance
Orson Welles
Georges Marchal
Jean-Marc Bory
Rossano Brazzi
Jean-Louis Trintignant
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