The Red Dance (1928)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based upon The Red Dancer of Moscow by Henry Leyford Gates, The Red Dance is a silent film (released with a synchronized score, to take advantage of the commercial allure that "sound" added to films in 1928) that paints a picture of Russia before, during and after the Soviet Revolution. Tasia (Dolores Del Rio) is a peasant girl who becomes romantically involved with Grand Duke Eugen (Charles Farrell ), a Russian aristocrat who is supposed to marry Princess Varvara ($Dorothy Revier). True love eventually wins out, although things are invariably complicated by the changes wrought by the Revolution -- which include Tasia's new career as a dancer with the Moscow Theatre and Eugen's adjustments to life outside the aristocracy.

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espionage, revolution, romance, Russia