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Summer Storm (1944)

 -  Drama  -  14 July 1944 (USA)
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In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Fedor away from his milquetoast fiancée, with tragic consequences.

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In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Fedor away from his milquetoast fiancée, with tragic consequences. Written by Remy <rholzer@ammi.org>

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Before hiring Rowland Leigh, director Douglas Sirk had asked James M. Cain to write the film, but he fired Cain and junked his script because Cain had made the characters seem too American. See more »

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Fedor Mikhailovich Petroff: When a man pities his rival, he's preparing to pity himself.
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A serious mistake
7 March 2011 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This movie pretends to be an adaptation of The Shooting Pary by Tchehov. However it begins and ends after the 1916 revolution. This political twist -the States and Russia were allies against Germany- it is really amazing.

On the other hand, the settings are really very poor and Douglas Sirk tries hards but what he and his collaborators give us is really poor. Miss Darnell is an agreeable actress but her Russian peasant is our of her possibilities. As for Mr Sanders singing in Russian, well, how can you take him seriously.

The odd thing is that these two actors were employees of Fox but this is not the company producing the film. What it is logical to suppose is that this artifact was in the line of propaganda about an ally in that year.


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