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Professional Soldier (1935)

Mercenary Donovan is hired to kidnap King Peter II. He learns that the party in power is evil and that the King is in danger, so kidnaps the King to keep him safe while a revolution is planned.

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Tay Garnett

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Gene Fowler (screenplay), Damon Runyon (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Victor McLaglen ... Col. Michael Donovan
Freddie Bartholomew ... King Peter II
Gloria Stuart ... Countess Sonia
Constance Collier ... Lady Augusta
Michael Whalen ... George Foster
C. Henry Gordon ... Gino
Pedro de Cordoba ... Stefan Bernaido
Lumsden Hare ... Paul Valdis
Walter Kingsford ... Christian Ledgard
Lester Matthews ... Prince Edric
Dixie Dunbar ... Entertainer
Rollo Lloyd ... Cabinet Member
Maurice Cass Maurice Cass ... Monsieur Le Noir
Sam Savitsky Sam Savitsky ... Mischa (as General Savitsky)
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Storyline

Mercenary Donovan is hired to kidnap King Peter II. He learns that the party in power is evil and that the King is in danger, so kidnaps the King to keep him safe while a revolution is planned.

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Timely as a radio news flash! Tender as a big brother's love! Thrilling as a machine-gun's rat-tat-tat! See more »

Genres:

Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicago-Gangster See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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During the finale, live rounds were fired at actors Victor McLaglen and Freddie Bartholomew. The rounds were fired off screen, by Marine snipers. See more »

Soundtracks

Joan of Arkansas
Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
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A terrific movie, especially for boys. An exciting adventure.
26 February 2005 | by wayne_f_wolterSee all my reviews

This is a terrific movie , especially for boys. It's about a boy king and an tough old Marine. It's an exciting adventure and better than the junk made today.I haven't seen this movie in years but I vividly remember it. I wish I had a copy of it to watch over and over. I think a lot of "Star Wars" was taken from this movie, although this movie takes place in the 1930's. The last scene in "Star Wars" sure looks like it was copied from 'Professional Soldier. Victor McGlaglen is believable because he was a tough adventurer in real life. McGlaglen once fought Jack Johnson and lost the decision. Today's actors appear to be little boys playing at being men. Wayne F. Wolter


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