I saw QUENTIN DURWARD as a child and loved it, it was perfect on the big screen - that climax on the bell ropes of the burning tower, the lady being stripped to her undergarments by the dastardly villains, all that derring-do among the chateaus of France, and that great supporting cast of Robert Morley as the devious king, George Cole, Wilfrid Hyde White, Ernest Thesiger etc. but the two stars are Robert Taylor, then perhaps in decline, and Kay Kendall, on the ascent after her English roles (like GENEVIEVE, SIMON AND LAURA) - she would go on to do three perfect comedy roles for stylish directors (Cukor, Minnelli and Donen in LES GIRLS, THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE and ONCE MORE WITH FEELING) before her untimely death from leukemia in September 1959.
Kay is somewhat of a patron saint here at The Projector .... as per all those posts on her, see label.
Robert Taylor too had a late renaissance here with these costumers like IVANHOE, QUO VADIS. VALLEY OF THE KINGS and QUENTIN DURWARD. (KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE is not in the same league).