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The Great Impersonation (1935)

Approved | | Drama | 9 December 1935 (USA)
Baron Leopold von Ragastein impersonates his noble lookalike Sir Everard Dominey at the vast Dominey Hall, where strange things are afoot in pre-WW1 England.

Director:

Alan Crosland

Writers:

Eve Greene (screenplay), E. Phillips Oppenheim (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Edmund Lowe ... Sir Everard Dominey / Baron Leopold von Ragostein
Valerie Hobson ... Eleanor Dominey
Wera Engels ... Princess Stephanie Elderstrom
Murray Kinnell ... Seaman
Henry Mollison ... Eddie Pelham
Esther Dale ... Mrs. Unthank
Brandon Hurst ... Middleton
Ivan F. Simpson ... Dr. Harrison
Spring Byington ... Duchess Caroline
Lumsden Hare ... Duke Henry
Charles Waldron Charles Waldron ... Sir Ivan Brunn
Leonard Mudie ... Mangan
Claude King ... Sir Gerald Hume
Frank Reicher ... Dr. Trenk
Harry Allen Harry Allen ... Perkins
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Baron Leopold von Ragastein impersonates his noble lookalike Sir Everard Dominey at the vast Dominey Hall, where strange things are afoot in pre-WW1 England.

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based on novel | See All (1) »

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Drama

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Shooting lasted from Sept. 12-Oct. 12, 1935, released Dec. 9. See more »

Goofs

Although the story takes place in 1914, all of the women's fashions and hairstyles are strictly in the 1935 mode, and all of the automobiles are of mid-1930's vintage. See more »

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Version of The Great Impersonation (1921) See more »

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19 April 2006 | by jcoppeto001See all my reviews

This version of "The Great Impersonation" sticks to the book rather well. By contrast, the 1942 version is an extremely loose interpretation and obviously World War II propaganda. The acting is fine and the dialog interesting. The casting is excellent. This movie is based on what is supposed to be Oppenheim's greatest novel. I read the novel and thought it was mediocre. For its time, the movie, in my opinion, actually outshone the novel. Both the 1935 and 1942 versions of the novel are unapologetic melodramas, but the 1935 version has the more interesting and complex plot. However, ideally one should watch each and decide for oneself.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gran impostor See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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