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The Soldier and the Lady (1937)

Passed | | Adventure, History, Romance | 9 April 1937 (USA)
A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.

Director:

George Nichols Jr. (as George Nicholls Jr.)

Writers:

Jules Verne (from the novel "Michael Strogoff" by), Anthony Veiller (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anton Walbrook ... Michael Strogoff
Elizabeth Allan ... Nadia
Akim Tamiroff ... Ogareff
Margot Grahame ... Zangarra
Fay Bainter ... Strogoff's Mother
Eric Blore ... Blount
Edward Brophy ... Packer
Paul Guilfoyle ... Vasiley
William Stack William Stack ... Grand Duke
Paul Harvey ... Tsar
Michael Visaroff Michael Visaroff ... Innkeeper
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A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bandit and the Lady See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System) (as R C A Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At the end of the movie, both Anton Walbrook and Fay Bainter are introduced as "two new RKO Radio Pictures personalities." See more »

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Cart Driver: I take your money, you take a walk.
Henry Blount: I say, but that's most frightfully one sided.
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Opening credits: 1870 During the reign of Tsar Alexander II, the fate of the Russian Empire was threatened by a great Tartar uprising in Siberia ...... See more »

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Version of Strogoff (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Polovtsian Dances
(1870) (uncredited)
from opera "Prince Igor"
Music by Aleksandr Borodin
Played in the Tartar camp and danced by women and then by men
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Careless re-editing of "Der Kurier des Zaren" (1936)
20 October 2003 | by Artemis-9See all my reviews

I'm giving 6 to this film, well below it's current ranking at IMDb, and just for the powerful scenes that remain in it, from the original French production "Michel Strogoff" aka "Der Kurier des Zaren" (1936), by German director Richard Eichberg. The introduction of two comic-relief characters speaks a lot of the lack of culture, ethics, and common-sense of the American producers who concocted this version, re-issued under a different title yet, in 1945, in which Akim Tamiroff was given first credits - to bank on his 1940 public acknowledgement in "The Way of All Flesh". Speaking of flesh, Michel Strogoff is whip-tortured by Ogareff in front of his mother, and girl friend: first you see his naked torso (from the Franco-German film), and then you see him in tattered shirt (from the American added footage)... As if the Russian outlaws would decide to cover the man's torso after the first set of whip-lashes! Since the earlier film is impossible to view these days, I guess we must put up with this version to have glimpses of the former greatness of battles, horse charges, and human emotions - like that silent suffering mother. A pity Eichberg is not credited for the only good footage in this film.


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