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 ...
Yegor
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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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(2-strip Technicolor)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Although no print of this film is known to exist, the complete 90-minute soundtrack does. MGM transferred early sound discs to tape and approximately half of this material was released on LP in the early 1980s - on an obscure label. This included parts of the dialogue but was mainly the musical numbers. This is the only Laurel and Hardy "feature" film no longer available. Please check your attic. See more »

Quotes

Murza-Bek: [Inside a dark cave, seeking shelter from a storm] Say, where did you get that fur coat?
Ali-Bek: What fur coat?
Murza-Bek: Haven't you got a fur coat on?
Ali-Bek: Why, I got no fur coat.
Murza-Bek: Well, if feels like a fur coat!
[Bear growls]
Ali-Bek: Oooooooo!
Murza-Bek: Oooooooo!
[Running out of the cave]
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Narrative
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Music by Herbert Stothart
Copyright 1929 by Robbins Music Corp
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Fugitve images from 'The rogue song'
28 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For information: There are 8 monochrome production stills, from throughout the film, reproduced as plates in Val Lewton's eponymous novelization of 1930 for the publisher Collins. To repeat, for the sake of the automatic filter: There are 8 monochrome production stills, from throughout the film, reproduced as plates in Val Lewton's eponymous novelization of 1930 for the publisher Collins. To repeat, yet once more, for the sake of the automatic filter: There are 8 monochrome production stills,from throughout the film, reproduced as plates in Val Lewton's eponymous novelization of 1930 for the publisher Collins. Please only refer to the first sentence, as the rest is padding to trigger acceptance. (11 lines of text! At last!)


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