The Eagle with Two Heads (1948)

12/18/1948 (US) Drama 1h 33m
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Political intrigue and psychological drama run parallel. The queen is in seclusion, veiling her face for the ten years since her husband's assassination, longing to join him in death. Stanislas, a poet whose pen name is Azrael, is a suicidal anarchist, his imagination haunted into hate by longing for this queen who's drawn apart. He enters her private quarters intent on killing her then himself, but they fall in love, in part because he looks like the king. Stanislas wants her to regain political power by appearing to the public, and she tries to convince him to find hope and escape. All the while, the queen's enemies plot to keep the lovers together but to thwart their plans.

  1. Jean Cocteau

    Director, Writer

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  1. Edwige Feuillère

    Edwige Feuillère

    Natasha, la Reine

  2. Jean Marais

    Jean Marais

    Stanislas

  3. Silvia Monfort

    Silvia Monfort

    Édith de Berg

  4. Jean Debucourt

    Jean Debucourt

    Felix de Willenstein

  5. Jacques Varennes

    Jacques Varennes

    Comte de Foehn

  6. Ahmed Abdallah

    Toni

  7. Gilles Quéant

    Rudy

  8. Maurice Nasil

    Maurice Nasil

    Gentz

  9. Yvonne de Bray

    Yvonne de Bray

    La présidente

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The Eagle with Two Heads
The Eagle with Two Heads

Original Title L'Aigle à deux têtes

Status Released

Original Language French

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