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Professional Soldier (1935)

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Mercenary Donovan is hired to kidnap Prince Peter. He learns in jail that the party in power is evil and that the Prince is in danger, so he escapes in order to put the Peter back on the throne.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Colonel Michael Donovan
Freddie Bartholomew ...
King Peter
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Countess Sonia
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Lady Augusta
Michael Whalen ...
George Foster
C. Henry Gordon ...
Gino
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Stefan Bernaido
Lumsden Hare ...
Paul Valdis
Walter Kingsford ...
Christian Ledgard
Lester Matthews ...
Prince Edric
Dixie Dunbar ...
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 Prince Peter. He learns in jail that the party in power is evil and that the Prince is in danger, so he escapes in order to put the Peter back on the throne.

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27 December 1935 (USA)  »

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Chicago-Gangster  »

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During the finale, live rounds were fired at actors Victor McLaglen and Freddie Bartholomew. The rounds were fired off screen, by Marine snipers. 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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