Cecil B. DeMille directs a movie about the Russian Revolution. It’s everything you could possibly hope for. That could be my entire review.
Boatman: William Boyd
Princess: Elinor Fair
Aristocratic Rival: Victor Varconi
Boyd leads a revolt and revolts the Princess. He saves her life and she falls for him because he is William Boyd. History is trampled but it’s a fun trampling. Plus, the future Hopalong Cassidy as a Bolshevik. Come on!
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.The Boatman and the Princess patch up their differences, thanks to the very pleasant Bolshevik ruling council, and live happily ever after in the New Russia. (Until the next purge, I suppose.)
If it were a dessert it would be: White Russian Cake. Not really Russian at all but no one is going to turn down a slice.
Availability: There are dodgy public domain releases but I long for a sparkling Bluray with a rousing score.