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Director:
Writers:
Rowland Leigh (screenplay)
Douglas Sirk (adaptation)
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Release Date:
14 July 1944 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The FLASH of a Knife... The SCREAM of a Girl... The WRECK of a Man... See more »
Plot:
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Fedor away from his milquetoast fiancée... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(11 articles)
User Reviews:
......."heavenly electricity"...... See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Linda Darnell ... Olga Kuzminichna Urbenin

George Sanders ... Fedor Mikhailovich Petroff

Edward Everett Horton ... Count 'Piggy' Volsky

Anna Lee ... Nadena Kalenin
Hugo Haas ... Anton Urbenin
Laurie Lane ... Clara Heller (as Lori Lahner)
Sig Ruman ... Kuzma, Volsky's woodcutter
John Philliber ... Polycarp - Petroff's butler

John Abbott ... Lunin - public prosecutor
Mary Servoss ... Mrs. Kalenin
André Charlot ... Mr. Kalenin, publisher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Brodie ... (uncredited)
Woody Charles ... Young Lackey (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Man Mailing Letter (uncredited)
Rex Evans ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Clerk in Newspaper Office (uncredited)
Joyce Gates ... Gypsy Girl (uncredited)
Robert Greig ... Gregory - Volsky's Butler (uncredited)
Paul Hurst ... Officer Orloff (uncredited)
Kenneth Jones ... (uncredited)
John Kelly ... (uncredited)
Nina Koshetz ... Gypsy Singer (uncredited)
Gabriel Lenoff ... Father Konstantin, Priest (uncredited)
Kate MacKenna ... Woman with Umbrella (uncredited)

Mike Mazurki ... Tall Policeman Bending Over Petroff (uncredited)
Sharon McManus ... Beggar Child (uncredited)
Francis Morris ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Fred Nurney ... Judge in Kharkov (uncredited)
Frank Orth ... Cafe Maitre d' at End (uncredited)
Sarah Padden ... Beggar Woman (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ... (uncredited)
Elizabeth Russell ... Dinner Guest Offended by Kuzma (uncredited)
Ann Staunton ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Charles Trowbridge ... Doctor (uncredited)
Anita Venge ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Douglas Sirk 
 
Writing credits
Rowland Leigh (screenplay)

Douglas Sirk (adaptation) and
Douglas Sirk (adaptation) (as Michael O'Hara)

Robert Thoeren (additional dialogue)

Anton Chekhov  based on the novel by: "The Shooting Party" (as Anton Chekov)

Produced by
Rudolf S. Joseph .... associate producer (as Rudolph Joseph)
Seymour Nebenzal .... producer
 
Original Music by
Karl Hajos 
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout  (as Archie M. Stout)
Eugen Schüfftan (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Gregg C. Tallas  (as Gregg Tallas)
 
Art Direction by
Rudi Feld 
 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
 
Costume Design by
Lon Anthony 
Max Pretzfelder 
 
Production Management
Walter Mayo .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Richard DeWeese .... sound recordist (as Richard de Weese)
Fred Lau .... sound (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Karl Hajos .... musical director
 
Other crew
Eugen Schüfftan .... technical director
 

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Runtime:
106 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Trivia:
Douglas Sirk had originally wanted to film Anton Chekhov's 'The Shooting Party' at the German UFA studio before he fled Germany in 1937. He had wanted actor Willy Birgel to play Fedor, and when he made the U.S. version he picked George Sanders because he considered Sanders a similar "type" to Birgel.See more »
Quotes:
Fedor Mikhailovich Petroff:You're so beautiful; why is it that you degrade everything you touch?See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
......."heavenly electricity"......, 28 February 2010
Author: Alex da Silva from United Kingdom

Count Volsky (Edward Everett Horton) submits a book to be published at the publishing house owned by a former acquaintance, Nadena (Anna Lee). It is an account of the life of his friend and Nadena's one-time boyfriend, Judge Fedor (George Sanders) and it takes place over the summer months. Nadeena reads the manuscript and the story unfolds in flashback as we are introduced to a peasant girl, Olga (Linda Darnell). We follow her journey to obtain wealth and power and the lovers that she cheats in order to obtain her goals. The account is written by Fedor and he does not know that his friend Volsky has sold it for money. How will he react....especially given the contents.....?

The film is set in Russia where there is a definite class split. We see Olga climb her way to the top at the expense of those who fall in love with her. Then, there is a dramatic twist - a murder. Who is the killer? The cast are good - Horton is funny, Sanders is both suave and desperate, Darnell is ruthless while Sig Ruman is particularly good as Kuzma, Darnell's husband. The film is a love story that is particularly tense and dramatic at the end. There is a terrible substitute for the word "lightning" that is repeated a few times in the film, an attempt to draw in the viewer to sympathize with those that utter it. It fails. If anyone said "heavenly electricity" to me, I'd tell them to talk properly. Nevertheless, it's a good film and worth seeing again.

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