The Sowers was set in pre-Soviet Russia. Prince Paul Alexis (Thomas Meighan is supposed to marry Princess Tanya (Mabel Van Buren). But Alexis is in love with Karin Dolokhof (Blanche Sweet), the daughter of Nihilist Boris Dolokhof (Theodore Roberts). The usual ingredients -- starving peasants, rotting royalty, Siberian exile, last-minute rescues -- are thrown into the goulash, culminating in the sort of stirring big-budget finale that was more characteristic of Cecil B. DeMille than C.B.'s brother William (the film's director). Coincidentally, The Sowers was released in New York the same week as the Equitable production The Reapers.
by Hal Erickson synopsis