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A Woman Commands (1932)

Captain Alex Pastitsch falls into huge debts trying to ensure the expensive mistress. When the situation threatened his career, Colonel Stradimirovitsch has an idea how to fix it.

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Capt. Alex Pastitsch
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Col. Stradimirovitsch
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Lt. Iwan Petrovitch
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The Prime Minister
May Boley ...
Mascha
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The General
George Baxter ...
Chedo
David Newell ...
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Captain Alex Pastitsch falls into huge debts trying to ensure the expensive mistress. When the situation threatened his career, Colonel Stradimirovitsch has an idea how to fix it.

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12 February 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La mia vita per mio figlio  »

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According to Pola Negri's autobiography, Laurence Olivier was originally cast as Capt. Alex Pastitsch, but had to drop out when he came down with a case of jaundice. He was replaced by Basil Rathbone. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Lady Consents (1936) See more »

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Promise You'll Remenber Me
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Carles Whittaker
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Pola Speaks - and sings!
10 July 2002 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This is a great film - My copy came from a very poor 16mm print with very scratchy sound, but none the less - it is still a wonderful movie - Pola is radiant. I understand why this movie was not popular at the time - it really is a bit of fluff, but the actors give whole hearted performances and Pola's rendition of the song "Paradise" make this film worth while. It can be hoped that one day a better print will be made widely available.


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