Starring John Drew Barrymore, Corinne Calvet, Barbara Rush, Patric
Knowles, John Hoyt
Directed by George Templeton
Runtime: 85 min.
Print Quality: B
In keeping with the postwar trend of on-location shooting, Quebec was
actually lensed in Canada, rather than on some Hollywood back lot or
other. Set in 1837, the film recounts a skirmish between French and
English factions over whether or not Quebec would remain a province, or
split off into its own country. Heading the separatist movement is Lafleur
(Corinne Calvet). John Barrymore Jr. co-stars as Mark Douglas, a loyal
Canadian who discovers that Lafleur is his long-lost mother. Quebec
winds up with a well-staged military assault on Lafleur's fortress. Billed
eighth in the cast is former silent-screen star Patsy Ruth Miller, making
her first screen appearance since 1931.