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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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Genres:

Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

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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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(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 »

Connections

Referenced in Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

La Marseillaise
(1792) (uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Played during the opening credits
Reprised at the service honoring Cigarette
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Colman and Colbert shine in lackluster desert opus
15 December 2004 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

There's not much plot here - for that go to THE FOUR FEATHERS and BEAU GESTE. Basically it's a quadrangle. Colman is loved by two women, the aristocratic Russell and the camp follower, Colbert. He loves only Russell, though God knows why when he has feisty Colbert. McLaglen loves Colbert and because she is in love with Colman, engineers dangerous missions for Colman, hoping he won't return from one of them. The first hour is rather dull, only establishing the love relationships. The second half is a bit more stimulating, taking place out in the desert with forced marches and Arab attacks.

Lloyd directs blandly. Colman and Colbert are wonderful in their roles, she even better than he - though Hollywood's idea of eyebrow pencilling starts about a foot above her head. See it for these two stars, not the action.


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