Movie 3min

St. Bartholomew's Day (1905)

Original title: La saint-Barthélémy
Not rated.

Facts
Director Lucien Nonguet
Country France
Language French
Titles
(Original) La saint-Barthélémy
(Country Spesific) Bartholomæusnatten
(Country Spesific) La Noche de San Bartolomé
(Country Spesific) Saint Bartholomeus Day
Production
Distribution
(France, 1905) Pathé Frères
(1906) S. Lubin
Other
(US Import, 1906) Pathé Frères
Categories
16. Century Based on True Story Black and White Charles IX Drama Historical Drama History King Lost Film Massacre Protestant Roman Catholic Short Silent Film St. Bartholomew
Description

This is one of the most terrible pages in the history of France; the wars of religion decimated the kingdom. Queen Catherine de Medici, who had an implacable hatred for Protestants, took advantage, to carry out her dark designs, of the marriage of Marguerite, sister of Charles IX, with Henry of Navarre, who was to bring the main Huguenot leaders to the court of France. It is then that the massacre is decided; on the night of August 24 to 25, 1572, the tocsin of Saint-Germain, Auxerrois gave the signal for blood and death.

Source: Pathé Freres - Translated

3 Tableaux
The Massacre, 25th August, 1572 (Le Massacre, 25 août 1572)
A savage Roman Catholic crowd breaks open doors, killing all Protestants, men, women and even little children.
The assassination of Admiral Coligny (L’Assassinat de l’Amiral Coligny)
One of the leaders of the Huguenot party, Admiral Coligny, is warned by his friends of the danger he is in, and counsel him to flee, but he refuses. Kissing his sword for the last time he stolidly awaits death. Assassins in the pay of the Duc de Guise bursts into his room, stab him repeatedly and throw him into the street below.
The Gibbet of Montfaucon (Le gibet de Montfaucon)
Just outside Paris, in a quiet place, the gibbet of Montfaucon is erected, where the dead in their hundreds lie. The King, his mother, several ladies of the court and their acolytes have arrived at Montfaucon, and recognize the bodies of many Huguenots, amongst which is the body to be strung up between the already hanging corpses.
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Cast
Unavailbale.
Crew
Vincent Lorant-Heilbronn - Production Design (Set Decoration)
Lucien Nonguet - Director