I hate this movie so much that I almost can’t write about it. I hate it because the love story is creepy and horrible. I hate it because the hero of the tale is a genocidal rapist and that is portrayed as a-okay in the story. Most of all, I hate it because the talent of Ivan Mosjoukine is wasted on utter dreck. (This was his only American film.) It’s about a Cossack who falls for the rabbi’s daughter (Mary Philbin, hoo boy) and threatens to burn the local Jewish populace alive if she doesn’t sleep with him. Excuse me while I go punch something.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
It turns out that the rabbi’s daughter totally goes for genocidal rapists! She helps Mosjoukine escape when the enemy approaches, gets thrown out of her village (because OF COURSE) and then reunites with him later. Boo! Hiss!
If it were a dessert it would be: Vomit-flavored jelly beans. This is a thing. Why is this a thing?
Availability: Released on DVD.