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The Duchess of Buffalo (1926)

An American dancer on a tour of pre-Boleshevik Russia falls for a young army officer, and the feeling is mutual. However, the officer's father is the Grand Duke of Russia, and he has ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Franklin

Writers:

Max Brod (play), Hanns Kräly (as Hans Kraly) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Constance Talmadge ... Marian Duncan
Tullio Carminati ... Vladimir Orloff
Edward Martindel ... Grand Duke Gregory Alexandrovich
Rose Dione ... Grand Duchess Olga Petrovna
Chester Conklin ... Hotel Manager
Lawrence Grant ... Commandant
Martha Franklin Martha Franklin ... Maid
Jean De Briac ... Adjutant
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An American dancer on a tour of pre-Boleshevik Russia falls for a young army officer, and the feeling is mutual. However, the officer's father is the Grand Duke of Russia, and he has designs on the girl himself--not letting a minor detail like his already being married bother him--and refuses to let his son marry her. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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"OH BEANS!" said the duchess "OH DUCHESS!" said the duke (Print Ad-Douglas Daily Dispatch, ((Douglas, Ariz.)) 2 October 1927) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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THE DUCHESS OF BUFFALO had it's world Premiere in Buffalo, New York, at Shea's Buffalo Theatre on 8 August 1926. (Buffalo Courier-Express, 8 August 1926.) See more »

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Completely wacky Constance Talmadge vehicle
27 July 2003 | by overseer-3See all my reviews

I was giggling like crazy watching this movie! This was definitely a pre-code silent comedy classic, and one of the few surviving Constance Talmadge films to enjoy. One can tell immediately that Connie never took herself seriously as an actress, even though she was a darn good comedienne. She was perfectly cast here; other actresses wouldn't have known how to handle the part.

Connie plays an American dancer touring through Russia, who catches the eye of both a Russian Duke and his handsome son, during a performance on stage, where her costume is almost completely pulled off by another character in her play. Connie only has eyes for the son and wants to marry him, but the father Duke is jealous and refuses his son his permission to marry her. He wants her for himself instead! No family loyalty seems to stop this letch of a Duke from lusting after Connie.

The mix-ups that ensue will have you rolling with laughter, especially Connie's reactions to the Duke trying to trap her in her bedroom, while the nervous son looks on helplessly. That "bouncing on the knee" routine had to have been the most daring sexual comedy routine I have ever seen in a film. That would never have gotten past the censors during the production code years.

Don't miss this silent.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

5 September 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Duquesa Yankee See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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