Windows updates. Sigh. Long story short, my computer has been giving my problems all day so I am wiped out. Therefore, I have decided I will just publish a list of good Ivan Mosjoukine movies. You’re welcome.
Ivan Mosjoukine: Russian. Blue eyes. Intense. Really, really into editing. I like him.
I hope everything will be back to normal tomorrow. Thanks!
The House in Kolomna (1913): A young woman wants to bring her boyfriend home under the nose of her strict mother. Solution: Disguise her boyfriend as the new cook and sneak him in! Based on a poem by Pushkin.
L’enfant du carnaval (1921): Mosjoukine plays a bachelor who finds himself in possession of a tiny baby. Chaos obviously ensues. Mosjoukine directs.
The House of Mystery (1923): Smashing serial in which Mosjoukine is framed for murder and must clear his name.
The Burning Crucible (1923): Bonkers mystery comedy about a weird detective agency with even weirder set design. I kind of love it. Mosjoukine directs again.
Michael Strogoff (1926): My absolute darling, based on the novel by Jules Verne and the filmmakers borrowed Latvia (army and all) to create a fictional but convincing war.
The White Devil (1930): Based on Hadji Murat by Leo Tolstoy, this film tells the story of a warlord who attempts to defect over to the Russian side. I also cover the version of the story starring… Steve Reeves?