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Professional Soldier (1935)

Mercenary Donovan is hired to kidnap King Peter II. He learns that the party in power is evil and that the King is in danger, so kidnaps the King to keep him safe while a revolution is planned.

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Cast

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Col. Michael Donovan
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King Peter II
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Countess Sonia
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Lady Augusta
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George Foster
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Gino
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Stefan Bernaido
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Paul Valdis
Walter Kingsford ...
Christian Ledgard
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Prince Edric
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Entertainer
Rollo Lloyd ...
Cabinet Member
Maurice Cass ...
Monsieur Le Noir
Sam Savitsky ...
Mischa (as General Savitsky)
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Mercenary Donovan is hired to kidnap King Peter II. He learns that the party in power is evil and that the King is in danger, so kidnaps the King to keep him safe while a revolution is planned.

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Uproarious and romantic as only a Damon Runyon yarn can be! See more »

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27 December 1935 (USA)  »

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Chicago-Gangster  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This was originally planned as a Wallace Beery vehicle before Victor McLaglen was cast. Michael Whalen and Constance Collier replaced Franchot Tone and Edna May Oliver. See more »

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Joan of Arkansas
Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
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The big soldier and the little king
14 August 2000 | by (Douglass, Texas) – See all my reviews

Former real-life mercenary Victor McLaglen plays a professional soldier who is hired to kidnap a king, but he gets much more than he bargained for in Freddie Bartholomew. This isn't meant to be a heavyweight film, but it is humorous and sweet and the two main characters are truly enjoyable. I can't wait till I find a copy of my own.


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