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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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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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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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Timely as a radio news flash! Tender as a big brother's love! Thrilling as a machine-gun's rat-tat-tat! 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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A terrific movie, especially for boys. An exciting adventure.
26 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a terrific movie , especially for boys. It's about a boy king and an tough old Marine. It's an exciting adventure and better than the junk made today.I haven't seen this movie in years but I vividly remember it. I wish I had a copy of it to watch over and over. I think a lot of "Star Wars" was taken from this movie, although this movie takes place in the 1930's. The last scene in "Star Wars" sure looks like it was copied from 'Professional Soldier. Victor McGlaglen is believable because he was a tough adventurer in real life. McGlaglen once fought Jack Johnson and lost the decision. Today's actors appear to be little boys playing at being men. Wayne F. Wolter


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