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The Rogue Song (1930)

In czarist Russia, a princess falls for a dashing bandit leader, but their romance proves a stormy one.

Directors:

Lionel Barrymore, Hal Roach (uncredited)

Writers:

Robert Bodanzky (libretto Zigeunerliebe) (as Robert Bodansky), John Colton | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lawrence Tibbett ... Yegor
Catherine Dale Owen ... Princess Vera
Nance O'Neil ... Princess Alexandra
Judith Vosselli ... Tatiana
Ullrich Haupt Ullrich Haupt ... Prince Serge
Elsa Alsen Elsa Alsen ... Yegor's mother
Florence Lake ... Nadja
Lionel Belmore ... Ossman
Wallace MacDonald ... Hassan
Kate Price ... Pelrovna
Kewpie Morgan ... Frolov (as H.A. Morgan)
Burr McIntosh ... Count Peter
James Bradbury Jr. ... Azamat
Stan Laurel ... Ali-Bek
Oliver Hardy ... Murza-Bek
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Storyline

Russia, 1910. Yegor, a dashing (as well as singing) bandit leader meets Princess Vera at a mountain inn. They end up falling in love, but the relationship is shattered when Yegor kills Vera's brother, Prince Serge, for raping his sister, Nadja, and driving her to suicide. Yegor kidnaps Vera, forcing her to live a life of lowly servitude among the bandits. Vera manages to outwit Yegor, who's captured by soldiers and flogged. Vera begs Yegor's forgiveness. Although still in love with each other, they realize they cannot be together, at least for the time being. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Taglines:

A VOICE TO RING 'ROUND THE WORLD! THE PERSONALITY OF A HERO (Print Ad-Times-Union, ((Albany, NY)) 31 March 1930) See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Banditenlied See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The original MGM print was destroyed by fire and that owned by the Technicolor Corporation was also destroyed. See more »

Quotes

Ali-Bek: Isn't it dark in here?
Murza-Bek: It sure is! I can't see a thing!
Ali-Bek: So can I!
Murza-Bek: What do you mean, so can I? Lie down!
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Connections

Featured in Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Rogue Song
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Music by Herbert Stothart
Copyright 1929 by Robbins Music Corp
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Portions Of This Film Are On YouTube.
15 September 2013 | by louisb-399-524629See all my reviews

This is perhaps not a review, but a comment that portions of the movie have been posted on you-tube. If I remember correctly, the scenes/clips together added up to about 20 or so minutes. This means that about 1/5th of The Rogue Song is known to survive today. The clips were actually quite beautiful, although they involve mostly Laurence Tibbett and not Laurel and Hardy. One can also see the original trailer, a ballet sequence of about 5 minutes and a 3 minute clip of Laurel and Hardy rushing into a cave. Hopefully the entire film will turn up someday soon.The 10 rating is for the joy that I think any film lover will have while seeing these tantalizing scenes from an otherwise lost film.


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