The Adventures of Gerard

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The Adventures of Gerard
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Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
Written by Arthur Conan Doyle
H. A. L. Craig
Gene Gutowski
Jerzy Skolimowski
Based on The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Produced byGene Gutowski
Starring Peter McEnery
Claudia Cardinale
Eli Wallach
Jack Hawkins
Cinematography Witold Sobociński
Music by Riz Ortolani
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
January 1970
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

The Adventures of Gerard is a 1970 British-Italian-Swiss adventure comedy film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and starring Peter McEnery, Claudia Cardinale, Eli Wallach and Jack Hawkins. It was based on the 1896 collection The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle. [1]

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Premise

Vain, egotistical Etienne Gerard, a French brigadier, serves during the Napoleonic Wars. He thinks he is the best soldier and lover that ever lived and intends to prove it.

Cast

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References

  1. "The Adventures of Gerard (1970)". Archived from the original on 14 January 2009.