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According to a production chart in the 18 Feb 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, work began on Red Dancer of Moscow, the working title of The Red Dance, on 31 Dec 1927.
       According to reviews, the historical figures of Rasputin and Trotsky also appear as minor characters within the ... More Less

According to a production chart in the 18 Feb 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, work began on Red Dancer of Moscow, the working title of The Red Dance, on 31 Dec 1927.
       According to reviews, the historical figures of Rasputin and Trotsky also appear as minor characters within the story. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Chicago Tribune
25 Jan 1929
p. 19.
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
18 Feb 1928
p. 33.
Film Daily
1 Jul 1928.
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Los Angeles Times
13 Aug 1928
p. A7.
NBR Magazine
Jul 1928
p. 11.
New York Times
26 Jun 1928
p. 29.
Variety
27 Jun 1928
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus score
Mus score
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Red Dancer of Moscow by Henry Leyford Gates (New York, 1928).
SONGS
"Someday, Somewhere (We'll Meet Again)," words by Lew Pollack, music by Erno Rapee.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Red Dancer of Moscow
Release Date:
2 December 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 25 June 1928
Los Angeles opening: week of 11 August 1928
Production Date:
began 31 December 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 June 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25395
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Music score by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also a silent version.
Duration(in mins):
90
Length(in feet):
9,250
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Just before the Russian Revolution, Tasia, a young peasant girl, is ordered to kill the Grand Duke Eugen, considered an enemy by the revolutionaries, on the eve of his marriage to Princes Varvara. Because Tasia has fallen in love with Eugen, she deliberately misses when she shoots at him. After the revolution begins, Tasia is taken under the wing of Ivan Petroff, a fellow peasant who loves her. Ivan eventually rises to the rank of general, while Tasia becomes famous as "The Red Dancer of Moscow," a heroine to the revolution. Tasia again encounters Eugen after powerful General Tanaroff arranges for him to be arrested. When Tasia pleads with Ivan for his help, admitting that she loves Eugen, he sacrifices his own love for her and saves Eugen from going before a firing ... +


Just before the Russian Revolution, Tasia, a young peasant girl, is ordered to kill the Grand Duke Eugen, considered an enemy by the revolutionaries, on the eve of his marriage to Princes Varvara. Because Tasia has fallen in love with Eugen, she deliberately misses when she shoots at him. After the revolution begins, Tasia is taken under the wing of Ivan Petroff, a fellow peasant who loves her. Ivan eventually rises to the rank of general, while Tasia becomes famous as "The Red Dancer of Moscow," a heroine to the revolution. Tasia again encounters Eugen after powerful General Tanaroff arranges for him to be arrested. When Tasia pleads with Ivan for his help, admitting that she loves Eugen, he sacrifices his own love for her and saves Eugen from going before a firing squad.

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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