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The Rogue Song (1930)

In tsarist Russia, a princess falls for a dashing bandit leader, but their romance proves a stormy one.

Directors:

Lionel Barrymore, Hal Roach (uncredited)

Writers:

Robert Bodanzky (libretto Zigeunerliebe) (as Robert Bodansky), John Colton | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lawrence Tibbett ... Yegor
Catherine Dale Owen ... Princess Vera
Nance O'Neil ... Princess Alexandra
Judith Vosselli ... Tatiana
Ullrich Haupt Ullrich Haupt ... Prince Serge
Elsa Alsen Elsa Alsen ... Yegor's mother
Florence Lake ... Nadja
Lionel Belmore ... Ossman
Wallace MacDonald ... Hassan
Kate Price ... Pelrovna
Kewpie Morgan ... Frolov (as H.A. Morgan)
Burr McIntosh ... Count Peter
James Bradbury Jr. ... Azamat
Stan Laurel ... Ali-Bek
Oliver Hardy ... Murza-Bek
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Storyline

Russia, 1910. Yegor, a dashing (as well as singing) bandit leader meets Princess Vera at a mountain inn. They end up falling in love, but the relationship is shattered when Yegor kills Vera's brother, Prince Serge, for raping his sister, Nadja, and driving her to suicide. Yegor kidnaps Vera, forcing her to live a life of lowly servitude among the bandits. Vera manages to outwit Yegor, who's captured by soldiers and flogged. Vera begs Yegor's forgiveness. Although still in love with each other, they realize they cannot be together, at least for the time being. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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You'll miss the thrill of a century if you don't see this singing masterpiece. (Print Ad- Warsaw Union, ((Warsaw, Ind.)) 30 April 1930) See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Banditenlied See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This is the film that contains the infamous scene where Lawrence Tibbett sings while he is tied between two posts and whipped. See more »

Quotes

Ali-Bek: Isn't it dark in here?
Murza-Bek: It sure is! I can't see a thing!
Ali-Bek: So can I!
Murza-Bek: What do you mean, so can I? Lie down!
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Connections

Referenced in Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The White Dove
(from operetta "Zigeunerliebe")
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Music by Franz Lehár
Copyright 1930 by Chappell-Harms Inc.
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Fugitve images from 'The rogue song'
28 January 2009 | by philipdaviesSee all my reviews

For information: There are 8 monochrome production stills, from throughout the film, reproduced as plates in Val Lewton's eponymous novelization of 1930 for the publisher Collins. To repeat, for the sake of the automatic filter: There are 8 monochrome production stills, from throughout the film, reproduced as plates in Val Lewton's eponymous novelization of 1930 for the publisher Collins. To repeat, yet once more, for the sake of the automatic filter: There are 8 monochrome production stills,from throughout the film, reproduced as plates in Val Lewton's eponymous novelization of 1930 for the publisher Collins. Please only refer to the first sentence, as the rest is padding to trigger acceptance. (11 lines of text! At last!)


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