The Cossacks (1928)

75 mins | Melodrama | June 1928

Director:

George Hill

Cinematographer:

Percy Hilburn

Editor:

Blanche Sewell

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

According to a production chart in the 7 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, work had begun on The Coassacks on 28 Oct 1927. The 25 Nov 1927 Motion Piccture News credited General Theodore Lodi as an advisor and Charles Stallings as the production manager.
       The Var review credits Neil Neely with the role of Prince ... More Less

According to a production chart in the 7 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, work had begun on The Coassacks on 28 Oct 1927. The 25 Nov 1927 Motion Piccture News credited General Theodore Lodi as an advisor and Charles Stallings as the production manager.
       The Var review credits Neil Neely with the role of Prince Olenin. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
7 Jan 1928
p. 43.
Motion Picture News
25 Nov 1927
p. 1660.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A George Hill Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
WRITERS
Adpt and cont
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Settings
COSTUMES
Ward
PRODUCTION MISC
Tech adv
SOURCES
LITERARY
From the novel Kazadi (The Cossacks) by Leo N. Tolstoy (Moscow, 1864).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
June 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 23 Jun 1928
Production Date:
began 28 Oct 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 June 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25438
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Lukashka humiliates his father, Ivan, by refusing to participate in the Cossack preoccupation--killing Turks. The townspeople brand him a coward, and his behavior elicits the disapproval of Maryana, his favorite pastime. The escape of several Turkish prisoners arouses his fighting spirit; he becomes a real warrior and returns from battle proudly displaying a mouth wound (a heroic injury, yielding status). When his pride causes him to be aloof with Maryana, she accepts the marriage proposal of visiting Prince Olenin. Lukashka chases the couple, already on their way to the capital, kidnaps Maryana, and leaves the royal party to a band of marauding ... +


Lukashka humiliates his father, Ivan, by refusing to participate in the Cossack preoccupation--killing Turks. The townspeople brand him a coward, and his behavior elicits the disapproval of Maryana, his favorite pastime. The escape of several Turkish prisoners arouses his fighting spirit; he becomes a real warrior and returns from battle proudly displaying a mouth wound (a heroic injury, yielding status). When his pride causes him to be aloof with Maryana, she accepts the marriage proposal of visiting Prince Olenin. Lukashka chases the couple, already on their way to the capital, kidnaps Maryana, and leaves the royal party to a band of marauding Turks. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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