The Soldier and the Lady (1937)

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A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.


(as George Nicholls Jr.)


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A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.

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Release Date:

9 April 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Bandit and the Lady  »

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(RCA Victor System) (as R C A Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At the end of the movie, both Anton Walbrook and Fay Bainter are introduced as "two new RKO Radio Pictures personalities." See more »


Cart Driver: I take your money, you take a walk.
Henry Blount: I say, but that's most frightfully one sided.
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Opening credits: 1870 During the reign of Tsar Alexander II, the fate of the Russian Empire was threatened by a great Tartar uprising in Siberia ...... See more »


Version of Michele Strogoff - il corriere dello zar (1999) See more »


God Save the Tsar
(1833) (uncredited)
(Russian national anthem, 1833-1917)
Music by Alexis Lvov
Variations often in the score
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Careless re-editing of "Der Kurier des Zaren" (1936)
20 October 2003 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I'm giving 6 to this film, well below it's current ranking at IMDb, and just for the powerful scenes that remain in it, from the original French production "Michel Strogoff" aka "Der Kurier des Zaren" (1936), by German director Richard Eichberg. The introduction of two comic-relief characters speaks a lot of the lack of culture, ethics, and common-sense of the American producers who concocted this version, re-issued under a different title yet, in 1945, in which Akim Tamiroff was given first credits - to bank on his 1940 public acknowledgement in "The Way of All Flesh". Speaking of flesh, Michel Strogoff is whip-tortured by Ogareff in front of his mother, and girl friend: first you see his naked torso (from the Franco-German film), and then you see him in tattered shirt (from the American added footage)... As if the Russian outlaws would decide to cover the man's torso after the first set of whip-lashes! Since the earlier film is impossible to view these days, I guess we must put up with this version to have glimpses of the former greatness of battles, horse charges, and human emotions - like that silent suffering mother. A pity Eichberg is not credited for the only good footage in this film.

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