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Renegades (1930)

Four one-for-all and all-for-one privates in the French Foreign Legion are all in jail for disorderly conduct, but they break out and rejoin their regiment and fight off a band of marauding... See full summary »


Victor Fleming


André Armandy (novel) (as Andre Armandy), Jules Furthman (written for the screen by)




Complete credited cast:
Warner Baxter ... Jean Deucalion
Myrna Loy ... Eleanore
Noah Beery ... Thurman Machwurth
Gregory Gaye ... Dmitri Vologuine
George Cooper ... Harry A. Biloxi
Bela Lugosi ... The Marabout - Sheik Muhammed Halid
C. Henry Gordon ... Captain Mordiconi


Four one-for-all and all-for-one privates in the French Foreign Legion are all in jail for disorderly conduct, but they break out and rejoin their regiment and fight off a band of marauding Arabs, and are soon in Casablanca getting decorated by the French Minister of War. Deucalion spots Eleanor, a spy who had done him dirt and after tangling with the local gendarmes, they take her and head back for Morocco where they are charged with desertion, and have to go out and defeat some more marauding natives, and dodge the machine-gun fire directed at them by the highly-displeased Eleanor, and one thing just follows another. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Four men and one woman - she an exotic , alluring and unscrupulous siren of the desert - the men soldiers of fortune disgraced and imprisoned by her wiles, achieve retribution in the most glamorous drama rarely depicted on the screen! (original ad) See more »



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Film debut of Victor Jory. See more »


Eleanore: You're white men, aren't you?
Dmitri Vologuine: Ha! We were.
Eleanore: Are you all afraid of him? Are you going to stand there and let him treat a white woman like this?
Thurman Machwurth: I should say not. Come on, we'll settle this right now.
Jean Deucalion: [they arrive at Deucalion's tent] Well?
Thurman Machwurth: Deucalion, there is a limit to everything.
Jean Deucalion: What do you mean?
Harry A. Biloxi: He means about this lady. We want the lowdown.
Thurman Machwurth: And right now.
Jean Deucalion: It's none of your business.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Myrna Loy (1961) See more »


I Got What I Wanted
Written by Cliff Friend and James V. Monaco
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Myrna Loy and Bela Lugosi
1 December 2013 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

1930's "Renegades" was among a number of early talkies depicting adventurers among the French Foreign Legion, in this case four individuals who get in and out of trouble with their superior officer, Captain Mordiconi (C. Henry Gordon). Warner Baxter headlines as Belgian Jean Deucalion, who had been betrayed by his fiancée, Eleanore (Myrna Loy), a spy for the enemy, taking his revenge against her years later from a position of power in French Morocco, set up by The Marabout, Sheik Muhammed Halid (Bela Lugosi), leader of the riffs. Warner Baxter had previously appeared with Lugosi in "Such Men Are Dangerous," and worked with Boris Karloff in 1929's "Behind That Curtain." Lugosi, steadily employed at Fox Studios prior to his groundbreaking "Dracula," enjoys his most flamboyant role that year, sparring effortlessly with Myrna Loy, who has willingly joined his harem: "you very clever, for a woman!" Making his film debut was Victor Jory, who would be back in the Legion (along with Lugosi and C. Henry Gordon) in 1933's "The Devil's in Love," also at Fox. Still typecast as exotic vamps, the young Myrna Loy is as evil as can be, but still irresistibly beautiful (she also worked with Boris Karloff, in 1932's "The Mask of Fu Manchu").

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Release Date:

26 October 1930 (USA) See more »

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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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