Fun Size Review: The Cossack Whip (1916)

Russia has rumblings in the interior and it’s not because of that questionable lunch. Director John Collins and leading lady Viola Dana create a revolutionary bit of entertainment torn from the headlines.

The picture is not perfect and it relies on the old Russian ballerina chestnut but it is crazy entertaining. See it if you get the chance.

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

Dana flogs her aristocratic enemy with, well, a Cossack whip and he is killed by a revolution sympathizer.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Schichttorte. Lots of layers and little details that demonstrate the care with which this film was constructed.

Availability: Not yet released on home video. If you want to see Dana and Collins in action, Children of Eve is available on DVD and Bluray.


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