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The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930)

Passed | | Drama, History, Romance | 23 February 1930 (USA)
Sergeant Gischa Patrotkin (Chester Morris), a simple-minded Russian soldier, escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp. He hides out for awhile with a peasant girl named Babka (Betty ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Brenon

Writers:

Arnold Zweig (fron the novel "Der Streit um den Sergeanten Grischa" by), Elizabeth Meehan (adaptation)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Chester Morris ... Sergeant Grischa Paprotkin
Betty Compson ... Babka
Alec B. Francis ... General von Lychow
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Geneneral Schieffenzahn
Jean Hersholt ... Posnanski
Leyland Hodgson ... Lieutenant Winfried (as Layland Hodgson)
Paul McAllister Paul McAllister ... Corporal Sacht (as Paul MacAllister)
Raymond Whitaker ... Aljoscha
Bernard Siegel ... Verressjeff
Frank McCormack Frank McCormack ... Captain Spierauge / Kolja
Percy Barbette Percy Barbette ... Sergeant Fritz
Hal Davis Hal Davis ... Birkholz
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Storyline

Sergeant Gischa Patrotkin (Chester Morris), a simple-minded Russian soldier, escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp. He hides out for awhile with a peasant girl named Babka (Betty Compson), but finally his longing for his homeland overcomes him. Wearing the identity of a dead Russian spy he is soon recaptured by the Germans and sentenced to death. The German ruthlessness and disdain for justice is driven home when proof of his innocence of being the spy is brushed aside. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A DRAMA FOR THOSE WHO FACE LIFE STANDING UP! (Print Ad- The Leader-Post,((Regina, Saskatchewan)) 12 May 1930) See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Sargento Grischa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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