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 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   Chickenhearted   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Not based on a tearjerker novel, though...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Is it a first world war spy film?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S brother takes no s---

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   Chickenhearted   (Member)

Is it a first world war spy film?

INCORRECT!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Not based on a tearjerker novel, though...



If you have never read that outstanding novel...
...and have planed to read it one fine day (and please, no digest edition mad ) don't read the following spoiler !


If you have never read that great novel and don't want to read it, well, that's sad... frown


From http://www.online-literature.com/verne/michael_strogoff/32/ :

"Michael Strogoff was not, had never been, blind. A purely human phenomenon, at the same time moral and physical, had neutralised the action of the incandescent blade which Feofar's executioner had passed before his eyes.

It may be remembered, that at the moment of the execution, Marfa Strogoff was present, stretching out her hands towards her son. Michael gazed at her as a son would gaze at his mother, when it is for the last time. The tears, which his pride in vain endeavoured to subdue, welling up from his heart, gathered under his eyelids, and volatilizing on the cornea, had saved his sight. The vapour formed by his tears interposing between the glowing sabre and his eyeballs, had been sufficient to annihilate the action of the heat. A similar effect is produced, when a workman smelter, after dipping his hand in vapour, can with impunity hold it over a stream of melted iron".

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 9:36 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

I like the 1956 widescreen epic version in Technicolor starring Curt Jurgens and Genevieve Page - available on dvd too.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I enjoyed the 70s tv version with music by Cosma.
Didnt know about the other earlier versions.

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

The ad shown is for the American version, which used footage from the earlier German version. I've only seen the RKO version and it is very good, with acting kudos going to Anton Walbrook, Fay Bainter and Akim Tamiroff. I think adding Ed Brophy to the mix was a mistake.

 
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