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PURPLE MASK, THE (MP 1955) RARE! HARD TO FIND! Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller, Gene Barry, Dan O'Herlihy, Angela Lansbury

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The Purple Mask is a 1955 American swashbuckler film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone.

The Plot: France, 1803, is under Napoleon Bonaparte's rule, but royalist adversaries rally behind the mysterious Purple Mask, whose daring feats give them hope. A police captain, Rochet (John Hoyt), goes after the Purple Mask only to be taken captive by him, whereupon Napoleon (Robert Cornthwaite) assigns the expert swordsman Brisquet (Dan O'Herlihy) to go after him.

The lovely Laurette de Latour (Colleen Miller), daughter of a duke and romantic interest of Captain Charles Laverne (Gene Barry), is on the side of the royalists. She helps hatch a scheme in which the foppish Rene de Traviere (Tony Curtis), who seems able with a sword, impersonates the Purple Mask to infiltrate Napoleon's ranks and free her kidnapped father.

Laurette is unaware that Rene is, in fact, the Purple Mask, who continues his charade, drawing ridicule on himself, until ultimately he is imprisoned along with the duke. Laurette discovers his true identity while imprisoned.

On their way to the guillotine, Rene, Laurette and the duke are rescued in a pre-arranged raid through the sewers of Paris by the royalist rebels. Napoleon, glad to be rid of the troublemakers, permits Rene and Laurette to leave the country for England.

Number of DVDs: 1
Quality: 9.5/10
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1:78.1
Running Time: 1 hr 25 min (approx)
NOTE: This is a fan-made DVD set. Not a studio release. Not recorded from TV.
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