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The Rogue Song (1930)

 |  Musical, Romance  |  10 May 1930 (USA)
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In czarist Russia, a princess falls for a dashing bandit leader, but their romance proves a stormy one.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lawrence Tibbett ...
Catherine Dale Owen ...
Princess Vera
Nance O'Neil ...
Princess Alexandra
Judith Vosselli ...
Tatiana
Ullrich Haupt ...
Prince Serge
Elsa Alsen ...
Yegor's mother
Florence Lake ...
Nadja
Lionel Belmore ...
Ossman
Wallace MacDonald ...
Hassan
Kate Price ...
Pelrovna
Kewpie Morgan ...
Frolov (as H.A. Morgan)
Burr McIntosh ...
Count Peter
James Bradbury Jr. ...
Azamat
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Ali-Bek
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Storyline

Russia, 1910. Yegor, a dashing (as well as singing) bandit leader meets Princess Vera at a mountain inn. They end up falling in love, but the relationship is shattered when Yegor kills Vera's brother, Prince Serge, for raping his sister, Nadja, and driving her to suicide. Yegor kidnaps Vera, forcing her to live a life of lowly servitude among the bandits. Vera manages to outwit Yegor, who's captured by soldiers and flogged. Vera begs Yegor's forgiveness. Although still in love with each other, they realize they cannot be together, at least for the time being. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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10 May 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Banditenlied  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(2-strip Technicolor)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This title was originally one of over 700 features included in the MGM feature film package which was initially sold to local television stations in 1956; however, there is no record of the film ever actually having been shown, and later editions of the TV Key Book list it as "Withdrawn by MGM-TV; Bad Negative"; the same situation applies to Caught Short (1930). See more »

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Referenced in Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The White Dove
(from operetta "Zigeunerliebe")
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Music by Franz Lehár
Copyright 1930 by Chappell-Harms Inc.
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Complete soundtrack exists on disc but film is "LOST."

MGM archives contain the entire film soundtrack on disc (this was before the days of sound on film), but no negative or positive visual materials are known to exist. One can guage Metropolitan Opera star Lawrence Tibbett's Oscar-nominated performance from the sound materials and he does give a sonorous , robust and natural performance. Songs are well done - there is much tongue in cheek - and even a brief appearance by Laurel and Hardy. A 45 minute LP was issued in the 1970s on an obscure label with selections from the film soundtrack for those intrepid collectors out there.


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