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The Blackguard (1925)

Die Prinzessin und der Geiger (original title)
A French violinist saves his beloved princess from the Russian revolution, of which his former tutor is the leader.

Director:

Graham Cutts

Writers:

Alfred Hitchcock, Raymond Paton (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jane Novak ... Prinzessin Maria Idourska / Princess Marie Idourska
Walter Rilla ... Michael Caviol
Frank Stanmore Frank Stanmore ... Pompouard
Bernhard Goetzke ... Adrian Levinsky
Loni Nest Loni Nest ... Prinzessin Maria als Kind
Martin Herzberg Martin Herzberg ... Michael Caviol als Kind
Rosa Valetti ... Michaels Grossmutter / Grandmother
Dora Bergner Dora Bergner ... Herzogin / Duchess
Fritz Alberti Fritz Alberti ... Maler / Painter
Robert Leffler Robert Leffler ... Leidner
Alexander Murski Alexander Murski ... Vollmark
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Scholz Robert Scholz ... Grossfürst Paul / Grandduke Paul
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A French violinist saves his beloved princess from the Russian revolution, of which his former tutor is the leader.

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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 October 1925 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El bribón See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Composer W.L. Trytel wrote a score especially for the film and conducted it for its London premiere at the Royal Albert Hall which included a Russian ballet scene, "The Forbidden Dance of the Elves" by Serge Morosoff, before the screening. Sadly, the DVD fails to use this original score, and instead opts for an inappropriate, sleep inducing, modern score, which detracts rather than adds to the overall effect of the film. See more »

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Referenced in Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) See more »

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The 26 Year Old Alfred Hitchcock
16 September 2003 | by The-Lonely-LondonerSee all my reviews

Hitchcock continues his tradition of adapting novels and plays by bringing Raymond Paton's novel to the screen. Having read the novel myself, I don't know what Hitchcock saw in it, and then watching the film was just another mundane chore. His early films have not made my personal video library.


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