The Return of the Crusader (1908)
Original title: Le retour du croisé
(Alternative) Retour du croisé
(Original) Le retour du croisé
(Short) Le Croisé
(Alternative) The Crusader’s Return
Knights leave for the crusade. When bidding farewell to his wife, one of them receives a necklace and a medal. In Palestine, the knight is wounded on the battlefield. Believing his death to be near, he gives his chain and his medal to his page. But he survives and the Saracens take him captive. During a revolt of the prisoners, he managed to escape, returned to France, and hurried to his castle. Anonymous, dressed as a beggar, attends the wedding of his "widow" and his page. The unfortunate goes away, his heart bruised. – First film in a "medieval" series that Louis Feuillade is shooting in Carcassonne with the support of the Aude tourist office, assisted by Etienne Arnaud as director of the second team (filming title: "Le Départ pour the crusade"). The photos from the film are converted into postcards intended, like the films, to promote the newly restored city in terms of tourism.
Source: Hervé Dumont - Translated
In 1908 Louis Feuillade Cité de Carcassonne to film three medieval films in open air with costumes, and "Retour du croisé" was one of them.
Knights, soldiers, etc. A knight, the lord of the house, bids farewell to his young wife and next to him his faithful page who follows him on the crusade.
Before leaving her husband, the young woman puts a chain and a medal around his neck.
The departure of the crusaders, with cries of "God wills it!"
Corpses and wounded; among these, the lord whom his faithful page seeks. The page having found his master, the latter tells him to abandon him, that he is going to die. And he gives the page the chain and the medal which must be given to the chatelaine.
Moors, however, who stripped the wounded, seized the lord who returned to him and carried him away.