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Under Two Flags (1936)

 -  Adventure | Romance  -  1 May 1936 (USA)
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Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sergeant Victor
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Cigarette
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Major Doyle
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Lady Venetia Cunningham
Gregory Ratoff ...
Ivan
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Captain Menzies
C. Henry Gordon ...
Lieutenant Petaine
Herbert Mundin ...
Rake
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Cafard
Lumsden Hare ...
Lord Seraph
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Colonel Ferol
Onslow Stevens ...
Sidi-Ben Youssiff
Fritz Leiber ...
French Governor
Thomas Beck ...
Pierre
William Ricciardi ...
Cigarette's Father
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Storyline

Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The World's Most Lovable Love-Team ! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

1 May 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sob Duas Bandeiras  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) | (re-release) (re-edited)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Initially this property was to be directed by Tod Browning for Universal in 1931. The production was abandoned and the studio sold the rights to the project to Fox. See more »

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Soundtracks

Marche Slave
((1876) (uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played during the opening credits
Reprised as background music often
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Uninspiring
27 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Sgt Viktor (Ronald Coleman) is in the foreign legion to forget about his life. He is far too intelligent to be there and far too intelligent for his superior JC Doyle (Victor McLaglen) who is having an affair with the rather stupidly named Cigarette (Claudette Colbert). Cigarette takes a shine to Sgt. Viktor before Lady Venetia (Rosalind Russell) appears on the scene to further complicate matters. There are romantic complications between these main 4 characters with the result that JC Doyle "has it in" for Sgt Viktor and pretty much signs a death warrant for him by sending him on missions where he is unlikely to survive. At the film's end, both JC Doyle and Cigarette show up to try and save him..........and someone gets shot and dies.....

There is absolutely no guesses as to who is going to die at the end of this film. It's bloody obvious. The story drags out and there is nothing original in this tale of a woman's love for a man in the foreign legion. Ronald Coleman is very smooth and likable and Victor McLaglen plays his role well.......it's the women's roles which don't quite work - Colbert with a ghastly fake French accent and Russell just looks a bit odd.

The film is OK but the story never really grabs the viewer and gets going. My girlfriend liked it but I didn't feel anything once it had finished.......or during it.


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