Fun Size Review: The White Devil (1930)

Love! Honor! Furry hats! Intense staring! I think we have some Russians in the house.

Ivan Mosjoukine’s last silent film is an adaptation of Tolstoy’s last work of fiction, Hadji Murat. It’s about a revolt in the Caucasus but is mainly used as an excuse for even more intense staring. Not that I mind.

The plot is not all one could hope for from Mosjoukine and director Alexandre Volkoff but the visuals are stunning and the climax makes it all worth it.

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How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Our hero goes down in a blaze of glory and the death scene is one for the ages.

If it were a dessert it would be: Chocolate Cake. It’s not the fanciest but who is going to refuse it?

Read my full-length review here. (I also cover Steve Reeves in the peplum remake.)

Availability: No high-quality versions of this film have been released on home media but there is a slightly blurry print available on Archive.org.

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