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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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This is the first Warner Brothers film to begin with the famous Warners fanfare, which was composed by Max Steiner. The fanfare had a bombastic beginning but no real end, as it was meant to transpose into the music of the picture it introduced, which led to new and creative chord modulations in each film in which it was featured. 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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Version of Towarisch (1966) See more »

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The Volga Boatman
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not as funny as i was suspecting
31 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I kept hearing this movie being compared to ninotchka, which is a movie I love, so I decided to check this out on turner classic movies. The plot can be confusing at times and their are a couple of funny scenes. Claudette Colbert and Charles Boyer are both good and so is Basil Rasthbone.


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