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A Woman Commands (1932)

Captain Alex Pastitsch falls into huge debts trying to ensure the expensive mistress. When the situation threatened his career, Colonel Stradimirovitsch has an idea how to fix it.

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Paul L. Stein, Harry Joe Brown (uncredited) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pola Negri ... Madame Maria Draga / Queen Draga of Serbia
Roland Young ... King Alexander
Basil Rathbone ... Capt. Alex Pastitsch
H.B. Warner ... Col. Stradimirovitsch
Anthony Bushell ... Lt. Iwan Petrovitch
Reginald Owen ... The Prime Minister
May Boley May Boley ... Mascha
Frank Reicher ... The General
George Baxter ... Chedo
David Newell ... Adjutant
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Captain Alex Pastitsch falls into huge debts trying to ensure the expensive mistress. When the situation threatened his career, Colonel Stradimirovitsch has an idea how to fix it.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kursuna Dizilen Kraliçe See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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According to Pola Negri's autobiography, Laurence Olivier was originally cast as Capt. Alex Pastitsch, but had to drop out when he came down with a case of jaundice. He was replaced by Basil Rathbone. See more »

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Referenced in The Lady Consents (1936) See more »

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Promise You'll Remenber Me
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Carles Whittaker
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Pola Speaks - and sings!
10 July 2002 | by c21jackgSee all my reviews

This is a great film - My copy came from a very poor 16mm print with very scratchy sound, but none the less - it is still a wonderful movie - Pola is radiant. I understand why this movie was not popular at the time - it really is a bit of fluff, but the actors give whole hearted performances and Pola's rendition of the song "Paradise" make this film worth while. It can be hoped that one day a better print will be made widely available.


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