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The Yellow Ticket (1931)

Passed | | Adventure, Drama, War | 30 October 1931 (USA)
A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist Russia, and she and a British journalist find their lives endangered when she reveals to him information regarding the ... See full summary »

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Michael Morton (play), Jules Furthman (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elissa Landi ... Marya Kalish
Lionel Barrymore ... Baron Igor Andreeff
Laurence Olivier ... Julian Rolfe
Walter Byron ... Count Nikolai
Arnold Korff ... Grandfather Kalish
Mischa Auer ... Melchior
Edwin Maxwell ... Police Agent Boligoff
Rita La Roy ... Fania Rubinstein
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A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist Russia, and she and a British journalist find their lives endangered when she reveals to him information regarding the social crimes rampant in her country. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Modest maid, chaste, lovely...caught in a evil clutches of ignoble nobles...lured to luxury, branded by the sigh of shame. (original poster) See more »

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Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den Gula Biljetten See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The film takes place from 1913 to August 4, 1914. See more »

Goofs

The monoplane which spirits Marya and Rolfe out of Russia is of a much later date than 1914. See more »

Connections

Edited from The Red Dance (1928) See more »

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KARLOFF AND BARRYMORE MEET FOR THE THIRD FILM!
15 May 2003 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This was the third film in which Lionel Barrymore and Karloff met. This was a big step for Karloff to be appearing with Barrymore, who was a super star in those days along with Laurence Olivier. This film takes place in Russia, in the year 1913, Mary Kalish(Elissa Landi) is a Jewish girl, and finds out that her father is dying in a St. Petersburg prison. During this period, Jews were not able to travel without passports and she has to get a "yellow ticket", which is given to prostitutes. Having arrived at the prison, she learns her father has already passed away. She meets and falls in love with Julian Rolfe (Laurence Olivier), a British newspaperman. Karloff played the role of an alcholic orderly for Lionel Barrymore who attempts to molest Landi in a park. This film story line resembles the Opera "Tosca". This was a good start for Karloff's great career in films.


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