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The Red Dance (1928)

Note: Contains Spoilers The story, set in Russia at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution, focuses on the relationship between three characters: Tasia (Dolores del Rio), a peasant girl; ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Henry Leyford Gates (novel) (as H.L. Gates), Eleanor Browne (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dolores del Rio ... Tasia
Charles Farrell ... Grand Duke Eugen
Ivan Linow ... Ivan Petroff
Boris Charsky Boris Charsky ... An agitator
Dorothy Revier ... Princess Varvara
Andrés de Segurola Andrés de Segurola ... General Tanaroff
Demetrius Alexis Demetrius Alexis ... Rasputin
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Note: Contains Spoilers

The story, set in Russia at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution, focuses on the relationship between three characters: Tasia (Dolores del Rio), a peasant girl; Grand Duke Eugene (Charles Farrell); and Ivan Petroff (Ivan Linow).

Tasia has revolutionary sentiments which are strengthened by seeing the suffering of her father imprisoned by the Czarist authorities. She attracts the attention of Ivan Petroff, but evades an arranged marriage with him, to the relief of both (Ivan, hung over from prenuptial celebrations, misses the ceremony).

While revolutionary agents stir up class hatred among the populace, Tasia meets Grand Duke Eugene, a nobleman who genuinely wishes to address the problems of the people. They fall in love, aware of the great social gulf dividing them (Eugene is betrothed to a noblewoman).

The revolution begins (the "Red Dance" is described in an intertitle as the name for a bloody and irresponsible movement to grab power by revolutionaries not ...

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

2 December 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die rote Tänzerin von Moskau See more »

Filming Locations:

Truckee, California, USA

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone) (musical score)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Goofs

The monoplane which rescues Farrell and Del Rio appears to be of later vintage than would be accurate for the film's period setting. A similar flaw appears in the related drama THE YELLOW TICKET (1931), also directed by Walsh. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Yellow Ticket (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Someday, Somewhere We'll Meet Again
Music by Erno Rapee
Lyrics by Lew Pollack
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silence is golden in this entertaining potboiler
29 December 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

The Art Director and Cinematographer are the heroes of this handsome melodrama, set in Russia during the 1917 revolution and told in the typically simplified vocabulary of silent Hollywood. The protagonist is a noble aristocrat, betrothed to a daughter of the Czar but in love with a beautiful commoner sworn the Bolshevik cause. Few couples ever had to face such adversity, and trial follows tribulation in a lively if overwrought fashion. Eisenstein it isn't, but was the October Uprising ever this fun?

I was fortunate to see this rarity on the big screen at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley back in early 1987, alongside the early Edison one-reeler 'The Land Beyond the Sunset' (1912).


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