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According to an item in the 2 Jun 1923 Camera, director Marshall Neilan and twenty-seven members of his cast and crew arrived in San Francisco, CA, by boat the previous Monday. They filmed scenes on the U.S. Army Docks, using real soldiers and thirty-to-forty extras. Then, on the return trip to Los Angeles, the company continued filming on the boat. ... More Less

According to an item in the 2 Jun 1923 Camera, director Marshall Neilan and twenty-seven members of his cast and crew arrived in San Francisco, CA, by boat the previous Monday. They filmed scenes on the U.S. Army Docks, using real soldiers and thirty-to-forty extras. Then, on the return trip to Los Angeles, the company continued filming on the boat. More Less

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
Camera
2 Jun 1923
p. 6.
Film Daily
6 Jan 1924.
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Variety
3 Jan 1924
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 November 1923
Production Date:
May--June 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures
Copyright Date:
2 December 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19825
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,415
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The czar banishes Prince Sergei to Siberia for marrying without his consent. The wife, Varvara, dies, leaving a baby girl named Vera. Forced to flee, the prince leaves the girl in the care of Vassilly, a friend. Years later, during the Russian Civil War, the countryside is raided by Cossacks. Walter Stanford, an American soldier, saves Vera, now 18 years old, from being attacked by a Cossack chief. The Cossack forces Vera to marry him, then brutally beats her. The soldier returns, claims the girl, and marries her after the Cossack is accidentally buried ... +


The czar banishes Prince Sergei to Siberia for marrying without his consent. The wife, Varvara, dies, leaving a baby girl named Vera. Forced to flee, the prince leaves the girl in the care of Vassilly, a friend. Years later, during the Russian Civil War, the countryside is raided by Cossacks. Walter Stanford, an American soldier, saves Vera, now 18 years old, from being attacked by a Cossack chief. The Cossack forces Vera to marry him, then brutally beats her. The soldier returns, claims the girl, and marries her after the Cossack is accidentally buried alive. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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