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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 »

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Sidney Franklin

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Max Brod (play), Hanns Kräly (as Hans Kraly) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Constance Talmadge ... Marian Duncan
Tullio Carminati ... Vladimir Orloff
Edward Martindel ... Grand Duke Gregory Alexandrovich
Rose Dione 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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ZOWSKI! She danced on her toes and put Russia on it's ear! Napoleon's retreat from Moscow wasn't half so sensational as Connie's entry. (Print Ad- Sunday Mail, ((Brisbane, Queensland)) 9 January 1927)

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

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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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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Lighthearted comic farce with considerable sparkle
29 June 1999 | by pooch-8See all my reviews

Starring Constance Talmadge, the least well-known of the trio of acting sisters in early film, The Duchess of Buffalo is a charming diversion about an American dancer on tour in Russia whose engagement to a handsome dragoon raises the ire of his lecherous commanding officer. Though already married, the Grand Duke (played with devilish panache by Edward Martindel) has seen the young dancer and wants her for himself. Many of the usual comic conventions (like mistaken identities and hiding in closets) are employed to great effect, as the Grand Duke's suspicious wife arrives hot on the heels of her philandering husband, hoping to catch him in the act. You can be sure that all is well that ends well once things are set to rights. The Duchess of Buffalo also greatly benefits from the touch of master art director William Cameron Menzies, who contributes some beautiful details -- like horse-drawn sleighs and nighttime snowfalls glimpsed through lavish floor to ceiling windows -- to evoke the romance of Russia.


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