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Knight Without Armor (1937)
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After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors.

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Ainsley J. Fothergill aka Peter Ouronov
Irene Vanbrugh ...
Duchess of Zorin
Herbert Lomas ...
Gen. Gregor Vladinoff
Austin Trevor ...
Col. Adraxine
Basil Gill ...
Axelstein
David Tree ...
Alexis Maronin
John Clements ...
Poushkoff
Frederick Culley ...
Stanfield
Laurence Hanray ...
Forrester
Dorice Fordred ...
The Maid
Franklin Kelsey ...
Tomsky
Laurence Baskcomb ...
Commissar (as Lawrence Baskcomb)
Hay Petrie ...
Station Master
Miles Malleson ...
Drunken Red Commissar (as Miles Malieson)
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Storyline

Because he can pass as a Russian, A.J. Fothergill is recruited to spy on the revolutionary movement in Russia in 1913. He becomes imprisoned in Siberia, as a revolutionary, until the 1917 uprisings. Amid the turmoil of the civil war between the red and white armies, he tries to flee Russia along with the beautiful Countess Alexandra. Written by Will Gilbert

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The woman of flame -- the man of steel -- together !


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23 July 1937 (USA)  »

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Knight Without Armor  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless System)

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The poem quoted by Fothergill, aka Ouronov, is "Prospice" by Robert Browning. The one quoted by the Countess is "I have outlasted all desire" (1821) by Alexander Pushkin. See more »

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When Donat enters train stain with the stationmaster, shadows of camera and crew are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Ainsley J. Fothergill aka Peter Ouronov: [the darkness of the gulag is making him lose his mind. Shouting] Night... night... night! Night all the time! Ceaseless night! Nothing but night all over the earth! The sun must be dead! Everything must be dead! We're the last things alive!
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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: La monnaie de l'absolu (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Alexandra's Song
Music by Miklós Rózsa
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I would see this movie again and again. What's more, I have.
3 July 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I would see this movie again and again just to look at Robert Donat and hear that lovely voice of his, although I must agree that Marlene Dietrich isn't bad either. She manages to get herself into some stunning gowns and looks none the worse for being overthrown by a group of bitter peasants. (That's always the problem with her movies.) Knight Without Armor is a wonderful film of its era, full of charm and with some unexpected allusions to what we must assume (in fact, know) was a very successful sexual encounter in a scene just dripping with double entendre. The film is an interesting and more or less ambiguous view of the Russian Revolution. The chemistry between the two actors works very well--and Donat truly is a knight without armor. It's a shame that he was in so few films--he was such a remarkable and beautiful presence on the screen.


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