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Stuffy and drab...and with a leading man who is about as alluring as an infestation of body lice!
Ivan Lebedeff stars in this boring little film. The worst part about "The Gay Diplomat" however, isn't how dull the project is but how horrible Lebedeff is in the movie. His strong accent often makes it tough to actually understand what he's saying and his charisma is totally lacking--so much so that you can understand why he didn't star in many films. What makes it all so funny is the IMDb trivia for the film in which apparently Lebedeff himself created false comment cards at an advanced screening in which they supposed viewers LOVED Lebedeff and his performance! If I had been the studio, I would have instantly known the cards were either phony or the folks writing it were insane...that's how bad Lebedeff was in the film!
The story, if you even care, is set in pre-revolutionary Russia and SOMEONE is getting battle plans to the enemy and the Russian troops are being slaughtered as a result. So, Captain Orloff (Lebedeff) is used as bait to try to expose the spy among them. But does anyone really even care?!
The bottom line is that you can almost certainly do better than this turkey. Sadly, Genevieve Tobin and the rest in the cast try...to absolutely no avail due to the dull script and inept direction (watch the ballroom scene and note the sound and acting and you'll see and hear what I mean).
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