The Beloved Rogue (1927)
Movie: The Beloved Rogue
- Director: Alan Crosland
- Stars: John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Marceline Day, Lawson Butt, Henry Victor, Slim Summerville, Mack Swain, Angelo Rossitto, Nigel De Brulier, Lucy Beaumont, Otto Matieson, Jane Winton, Rose Dione, Bertram Grassby, Dick Sutherland
- Release Date: March 12, 1927
- Run Time: 1h 39min
- Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
In 1432, while Franois Villon is still an infant, his father dies as a martyr to his devotion to France. Franois grows up to be a renowned poet, an ardent patriot, and a notorious carouser who is not above criminal acts. During the revels of All Fools Day, he insults Duke Charles of Burgundy, for which King Louis XI, who is afraid of Charles, banishes Villon from Paris. In exile outside the city walls, Franois looks for ways to protect France from Burgundy's plots. When Charles plans to have one of his associates marry the king's ward Charlotte, Villon successfully disrupts the engagement, but for so doing is sentenced to death. But Villon finds a way to exploit Louis's superstitious nature long enough to give him another chance to serve France, while at the same time seeking the hand of Charlotte.