Lavish account of French beggar-poet Francois Villon (John Barrymore) who battles against the Burgundians in order to save his country and king. Barrymore's extravagant performance is a highlight, along with spectacular sets and a supporting cast that includes Conrad Veidt as Louis XI, Marceline Day, and Angelo Rossitto. 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.