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Rowland Leigh (screenplay)
Douglas Sirk (adaptation)
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Release Date:
14 July 1944 (USA) See more »
The FLASH of a Knife... The SCREAM of a Girl... The WRECK of a Man... See more »
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 »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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You pitiful product of centuries of inbreeding. See more (10 total) »


  (in credits order)

George Sanders ... Fedor Mikhailovich Petroff

Linda Darnell ... Olga Kuzminichna Urbenin

Anna Lee ... Nadena Kalenin

Edward Everett Horton ... Count 'Piggy' Volsky
Hugo Haas ... Anton Urbenin
Laurie Lane ... Clara Heller (as Lori Lahner)
John Philliber ... Polycarp - Petroff's Butler
Sig Ruman ... Kuzma (as Sig Rumann)

John Abbott ... Lunin -Public Prosecutor
Mary Servoss ... Mrs. Kalenin
André Charlot ... Mr. Kalenin
Robert Greig ... Gregory - Volsky's Butler
Nina Koshetz ... Gypsy Singer
Paul Hurst ... Officer Orloff
Charles Trowbridge ... Doctor
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)
Kenneth Jones ... (uncredited)
John Kelly ... (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)
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)
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)
Editorial Department
Gregg C. Tallas .... collaborating editor (as Gregg G. Tallas)
Music Department
Karl Hajos .... musical director
Other crew
Eugen Schüfftan .... technical director (as Eugene Schufftan)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

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 »
Plot holes: 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 »
Fedor Mikhailovich Petroff:When a man pities his rival, he's preparing to pity himself.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Tragödie auf der Jagd (1968) (TV)See more »


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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
You pitiful product of centuries of inbreeding., 10 January 2010
Author: lastliberal from United States

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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