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Redemption (1930)

Fedya wins Lisa away from her fiance, Victor Karenin. But after Fedya weds Lisa, he becomes infatuated with a gypsy girl, Masha. His duplicity leads to tragedy.

Directors:

Fred Niblo, Lionel Barrymore (uncredited)

Writers:

Dorothy Farnum (screenplay), Arthur Hopkins (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Gilbert ... Fedya Protasoff
Renée Adorée ... Masha
Conrad Nagel ... Victor Karenin
Eleanor Boardman ... Lisa Protasoff
Claire McDowell ... Anna Pavlovna
Nigel De Brulier ... Petushkov
Tully Marshall ... Artimiev
Mack Swain ... Magistrate
Erville Alderson ... Bearded Mariner in Cafe
George Spelvin George Spelvin ... Magistrate
Sidney Bracey ... Waiter
Richard Alexander ... Policeman (as Dick Alexander)
Charles Quatermaine Charles Quatermaine ... Artimiev
Agostino Borgato Agostino Borgato ... Petushkov
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Fedya wins Lisa away from her fiance, Victor Karenin. But after Fedya weds Lisa, he becomes infatuated with a gypsy girl, Masha. His duplicity leads to tragedy. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den sista utvägen See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Filmed in 1929, but not released until 1930. See more »

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Version of Zhivoy trup (1918) See more »

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A sound film for silent-film fans
4 October 2016 | by mbrindellSee all my reviews

A good sound film for its time that should be absolutely fascinating to any silent-film buff. Look at the cast list and the director's name. This film positively teems with former silent-film *STARS* at the onset of sound productions.

Perhaps not surprisingly, I feel this film would have been better if produced silent. It certainly has the silent "look" and a silent "pace" to it.

While I think all the actors' voices sound good (even Gilbert's), their line deliveries are occasionally suspect--but not too bad.

All in all a decent (not excellent) early sound picture that should hold silent-film fans rapt till the end credits.


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