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Tovarich (1937)

Approved | | Comedy | 25 December 1937 (USA)
Ousted from their homeland by the Bolshevik revolution, a royal Russian couple find themselves impoverished and living in Paris. They take positions as butler and housemaid in a wealthy ... See full summary »

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Ousted from their homeland by the Bolshevik revolution, a royal Russian couple find themselves impoverished and living in Paris. They take positions as butler and housemaid in a wealthy household and, owing to their impeccable breeding and manners, excel in their new jobs. But once they are recognized for the royal couple they are, they must face new -- and formidable -- responsibilities. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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25 December 1937 (USA)  »

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Tonight's Our Night  »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Claudette Colbert fought with director Anatole Litvak throughout most of the filming. Her main problem was with Litvak's cinematographer, Charles Lang. Colbert, famous for demanding that when she was photographed from the side it be only the right side, didn't feel that Lang was photographing her according to her wishes, and demanded that he be fired. Litvak refused, setting off almost constant battling between the two that lasted the entire length of shooting. See more »

Quotes

Mikail: [to Gorotchenko] What are you doing in our kitchen?
Tatiana: Pick him up with the coal tongs, Mikail, and throw him out.
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Chto Mnie Gore
(uncredited)
Russian folk song
Words by Samuel Pokrass
Played on guitar and sung by Claudette Colbert
Hummed by Charles Boyer, Maurice Murphy and Anita Louise
Played as part of the score
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Charles Boyer with a sword in his pants!
13 September 2001 | by (The land of doom and zuzu petals) – See all my reviews

The scene with Mr. Boyer walking around with a sword in his pants and not being able to bend over and find a shoe is HILARIOUS! He DOES not have rheumatism! ;-) Also, the scene where the boy is caught barking at Ms. Colbert is just as good. Highly recommend for some good laughs!


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