Dick is watching the fleet come in when he sees June. Dick has no intention of joining the Navy, which is a family tradition, and June, having lost her father and brother in the Navy, does ... See full summary »
A group of stuntmen at one studio in Hollywood call themselves "Lucky Devils," and regularly chant "A stuntman makes a bad husband and a husband makes a bad stuntman." It rings true when ... See full summary »
The famous "Dreyfus Case" where a Jewish captain in the French Army is falsely accused of treason. He is sentenced to imprisonment on Devil's Island. When the real traitor is found the ... See full summary »
The only person that Vanessa wants to marry is Benjamin and they are finally engaged. When a fire sweeps through her fathers house, Benjie is able to save Vanessa, but he cannot save her ... See full summary »
A gang of bank robbers hide out in a cabin near a valley road that was closed because of an earthquake. They had just robbed a bank of $50,000, but in $1000 bills, which the leader, Cicero,... See full summary »
Charles 'Chic' Sale,
Broadway star Valerie Stanton, breaking up with her producer-lover Gordon Dunning, unintentionally kills him. In flashback, she recalls meeting new flame Michael Morrell, and Dunning's ... See full summary »
Careless re-editing of "Der Kurier des Zaren" (1936)
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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