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Tovarich (1937)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  25 December 1937 (USA)
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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 ... 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

Tatiana: Do you love your pigeon?
Mikail: Every feather, my darling!
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The Volga Boatman
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Too Silly for Me
14 March 2005 | by (St. Petersburg, Florida) – See all my reviews

I love old movies, so when I saw this was considered a 3 star movie, I though great another great movie to watch. My disappointment did not take long to evolve. Not only was it hard to pretend that the two main characters (boyer and Colbert) were Russian at all!! With her English accent and his Obvious French Accent was distracting to say the least. I know they were royalty, but come on!, the simplest of house task for these two as domestic servants was ridiculous. Story was mildly hard to follow and boring at times. Colbert was a bit of an over actor in this one. If the story is suppose to be in a particular country or suppose to have a particular nationality for the characters, it would be better to have them both speak a fake accent or at least both speak with an English accent so at least we can reasonable pretend they are from Russia!!


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