MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,758 this week

Tovarich (1937)

 -  Comedy  -  25 December 1937 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 373 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 3 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 50 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
 
a list of 8786 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 
a list of 2146 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 75 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Tovarich" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tovarich (1937)

Tovarich (1937) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tovarich.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Separated from her husband and with a young son to care for she ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The nearly-final divorce of the Halsworths suddenly gets complicated when Miriam's old flame comes to town.

Director: Richard Sale
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Macdonald Carey, Zachary Scott
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The daughter of a penniless marquis teaches her multi-millionaire fiancé a lesson, after learning he has had 7 previous wives.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Kit Madden is traveling to Hollywood, where her best-selling novel is to be filmed. Aboard the train, she encounters Marines Rusty and Dink, who don't know she is the author of the famous ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore
Confession (1937)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Aging down on her luck cabaret singer murders a respectable composer. On trial she slowly gives in and explains her crime. They had a complicated history.

Director: Joe May
Stars: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Elizabeth and John say good-bye as John leaves to go to war. When the war ends, Elizabeth receives a telegram that John has been killed in action. She finds comfort in Larry and they marry.... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, George Brent
Guest Wife (1945)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Christopher Price, a small-town bank executive, continues to be loyal to and idolize his boyhood friend, Joseph Jefferson Parker, a famous war correspondent. But Chris's wife, Mary, is none... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Dick Foran
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: William D. Russell
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Robert Young, George Brent
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A stenographer becomes a famed entertainer, courted by an English nobleman and an informal American reporter.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Although she comes from an aristocratic family, beautiful Prudence Cathaway defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine, Thomas Mitchell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Melville Cooper ...
...
Morris Carnovsky ...
Victor Kilian ...
Gendarme
Maurice Murphy ...
Gregory Gaye ...
Montagu Love ...
M. Courtois
Renie Riano ...
Madame Courtois (as Reine Riano)
Fritz Feld ...
Heather Thatcher ...
May Boley ...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 December 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tonight's Our Night  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

(Original Broadway production) Tovarich (1936). Comedy with music. Written by Jacques Deval. English adaptation by Robert E. Sherwood. Orchestra and Arrangements by Alexander Haas. Plymouth Theatre: 15 Oct 1936- Aug 1937 (closing date unknown/356 performances). Cast: Marta Abba, Adora Andrews, Margaret Dale, Aristides de Leoni, Amanda Duff, J. Colville Dunn, Jay Fassett (as "Charles Dupont"), Irina Feodorova, Barbara Gott, John Halliday, Cecil Humphreys (as "Commissar Gorotchenko"), Ernest Lawford, Leni Stengel, James E. Truex, Frederic Worlock. Produced by Gilbert Miller. See more »

Quotes

Mikail: Mikail recalls the motto of the prison in which Gorotchenko had imprisoned him, 'Four walls for punishment are three too many.'
See more »

Connections

Version of BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: Tovarich (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

The Volga Boatman
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Played as part of the score
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is a witty and charming comedy of manners.
3 February 2000 | by (Berkeley,California) – See all my reviews

If anyone could see the scene of the Colbert and Boyer serving at a party and not laugh, I would like to meet him. This is a stylish comedy concerning two noble emigrees who are in possession of a Bank account worth 10 billion gold francs, and who sign on as butler and chambermaid to a Parisian couple and the adventures that ensue.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
vote for DVD release rowan056
Tovarich chiro973
Please a DVD release! ginetta-1
Torarich...a greats movie without praise it deserves! eternalflame520
Discuss Tovarich (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?