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Under Two Flags (1936)

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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 »



(by: a story of the French foreign legion), (screen play), 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Victor
Maj. Doyle
Lady Venetia Cunningham
Gregory Ratoff ...
Capt. Menzies
C. Henry Gordon ...
Lt. Petaine
Herbert Mundin ...
Cafard (scenes deleted)
Lumsden Hare ...
Lord Seraph
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Col, Ferol
Onslow Stevens ...
Sidi-Ben Youssiff
Fritz Leiber ...
French Governor
Thomas Beck ...
William Ricciardi ...
Cigarette's Father


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 <>

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Release Date:

1 May 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sob Duas Bandeiras  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


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

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Simone Simon was to make her American screen debut in this movie in the role of Cigarette, but director Frank Lloyd demanded she be fired after two weeks of shooting because of her temperamental attitude. When she was replaced by Claudette Colbert, all Simon's footage was discarded. See more »


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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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