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The Great Impersonation (1935)

Baron Leopold von Ragastein impersonates his noble lookalike Sir Everard Dominey at the vast Dominey Hall, where strange things are afoot in pre-WW1 England.

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Sir Everard Dominey / Baron Leopold von Ragostein
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Eleanor Dominey
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Princess Stephanie Elderstrom
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Seaman
Henry Mollison ...
Eddie Pelham
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Mrs. Unthank
Brandon Hurst ...
Middleton
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Dr. Harrison
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Duchess Caroline
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Duke Henry
Charles Waldron ...
Sir Ivan Brunn
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Mangan
Claude King ...
Sir Gerald Hume
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Dr. Trenk
Harry Allen ...
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Baron Leopold von Ragastein impersonates his noble lookalike Sir Everard Dominey at the vast Dominey Hall, where strange things are afoot in pre-WW1 England.

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9 December 1935 (USA)  »

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El gran impostor  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with SON OF SHOCK, which added 20 more features. See more »

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Although the story takes place in 1914, all of the women's fashions and hairstyles are strictly in the 1935 mode, and all of the automobiles are of mid-1930's vintage. See more »

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Version of The Great Impersonation (1921) See more »

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19 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This version of "The Great Impersonation" sticks to the book rather well. By contrast, the 1942 version is an extremely loose interpretation and obviously World War II propaganda. The acting is fine and the dialog interesting. The casting is excellent. This movie is based on what is supposed to be Oppenheim's greatest novel. I read the novel and thought it was mediocre. For its time, the movie, in my opinion, actually outshone the novel. Both the 1935 and 1942 versions of the novel are unapologetic melodramas, but the 1935 version has the more interesting and complex plot. However, ideally one should watch each and decide for oneself.


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