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Summer Storm (1944)

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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Count 'Piggy' Volsky
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Anton Urbenin
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Clara Heller (as Lori Lahner)
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Lunin -Public Prosecutor
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Mrs. Kalenin
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Mr. Kalenin
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Gregory - Volsky's Butler
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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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The source story by Anton Chekhov, 'The Shooting Party', is set in the 1840's, but director Douglas Sirk moved up the setting to the 1910s so the framing sequences at the beginning and the end would take place after the Russian Revolution. "With guys like [Fedor] and the Count going around, there had to be a revolution," Sirk explained. See more »

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In the present day, Count Volsky tells Nadena Kalenin that he remembers how she was "just a little girl" seven years ago. However, the main events of the story take place seven years earlier, when Nadena was a fully grown woman. 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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Version of Drama na okhote (1918) See more »

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You pitiful product of centuries of inbreeding.
10 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

This had to come my way by accident. I must have wanted the 2006 film of the same name, and clicked this by mistake. It's the only reason I can imagine I have it.

Well, have it I do, and lets see what we have.

Linda Darnell (The Mark of Zorro) was excellent as a gold-digger, and George Sanders (All About Eve) outstanding as the object of her love. Edward Everett Horton was amazingly funny as a Count who was to lose it all in the impending Russian Revolution.

Lori Lahner was also a scene stealer in her only film.

A tragic love story that makes me glad I got it in error.


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