Diana hands Ivan her invitation to the reception while the two are on the train. He reads it, holding the rectangular card horizontally (landscape mode). But in close-up the card is printed and held vertically (portrait mode). See more »
A World War One flick.... Ivan Lebedeff is Captain Orloff. according to the card, we're at the russian front. Romania is the battle hotspot , and Orloff must go and assess the sitcheration. Lebedeff was actually born in russia, which is now Lithuania. apparently his real father was a bud to Nicolas, but we know that didn't end well. Orloff noses around, and tries to get the facts, but people start getting shot. and no-one is sure which for side the dead guy was working. Orloff and his uniform are always so perfectly clean and perfect. Co-stars Genevieve Tobin as the Countess. and scottish Colin Campbell as "Gamble", Orloff's trusty sidekick. and how is "Alma" (Betty Compson) involved ? it's a pretty good spy film, with lots of talking. not so much action. goes along like it started out as a written play. who can we trust? just like in wartime, no-one really knows. it's okay. Directed by Richard Boleslawski, who was ALSO born in russia, which is now poland. He died SO young at 47 from a heart attack. some twists and turns along the way. It's entertaining enough. it aint no shakespeare.
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