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The Soldier and the Lady (1937)

Approved | | Adventure, History, Romance | 9 April 1937 (USA)
A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.

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(as George Nicholls Jr.)

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(screen play), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Strogoff's Mother
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Blount
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Michael Visaroff ...
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A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.

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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 »

Quotes

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 »

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Featured in Watching the Russians (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

God Save the Tsar
(1833) (uncredited)
(Russian national anthem, 1833-1917)
Music by Alexis Lvov
Variations often in the score
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Heavily dated
22 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE ADVENTURES OF MICHAEL STROGOFF (aka THE SOLDIER AND THE LADY) is a strange little movie. At first glance it's an American production, but then it turns out to be a version of a French version of a German movie. Confused yet? In essence, lots of footage is taken from the European original(s) with some added-in sub-plots involving a couple of comic relief characters commentating on the action.

The film is a fairly typical swashbuckler for the era, ostensibly based on a Jules Verne story. The fact that it involves the Russian Empire makes for a refreshing change, but otherwise it's business as usual. The bad guys are dastardly and of the moustache-twirling variety while the hero is put through the mill during the course of the production.

There are certainly some rousing bits of spectacle along the way, including well-filmed horse and carriage chases. The ending is inevitably stirring, with a nice twist. Strogoff gets the chance to indulge in some fisticuffs with a bear and is later subjected to a torture scene straight out of a FU MANCHU movie. It's all heavily dated so only those with a nostalgic eye for the era will likely enjoy it.


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