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Under Two Flags (1936)

Approved  |   |  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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Sgt. Victor
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Cigarette
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Maj. Doyle
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Lady Venetia Cunningham
Gregory Ratoff ...
Ivan
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Capt. Menzies
C. Henry Gordon ...
Lt. Petaine
Herbert Mundin ...
Rake
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Cafard (scenes deleted)
Lumsden Hare ...
Lord Seraph
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Col, 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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Claudette Colbert finds her perfect screen sweetheart at last in Ronald Colman See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Romance

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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Dad's Army: Ring Dem Bells (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Marche Slave
((1876) (uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played during the opening credits
Reprised as background music often
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Delightful Hogwash
14 March 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Ah, the bygone glories of the French Foreign Legion story. Almost everyone knows BEAU GESTE, from the 1939 version starring Gary Cooper. This was a lesser brother. Great actors, great direction, great cinematography and a script full of -- nowadays -- laughable bits. Claudette Colbert plays Cigarette, the Daughter of the Legion. Ronald Colman, plays the legionnaire who is trying to forget, and a young Rosalind Russell -- what a looker! -- play Lady Venezia Cunningham with a posh accent. What can you expect from a movie in which Ronald Colman is torn between Cigarette, daughter of the Legion and Lady Venezia Cunningham with the Production Code in full force? Well, this one. An amusing way to spend a couple of hours, if you are prepared not to take things too seriously. Or you could look at the Laurel & Hardy BEAU HUNKS.


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