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
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In all your movie-going days you have never experienced the thrill you will find in this mighty production. A voice to ring 'round the world! The personality of a hero! And a daring love story the defies convention!...Entirely in TECHNICOLOR. (Print Ad- Buffalo Evening News, ((Buffalo NY)) 14 March 1930) See more »
This film was the first all-talking Technicolor film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. See more »
[Inside a dark cave, seeking shelter from a storm]
Say, where did you get that fur coat?
What fur coat?
Haven't you got a fur coat on?
Why, I got no fur coat.
Well, if feels like a fur coat!
[Running out of the cave]
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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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