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The Cossack Whip (1916)

Feodor Turov, chief of the Russian Czar's secret police, orders his Cossacks to attack a village he believes to be infested with rebels. The Cossacks attack the village and massacre almost ... See full summary »

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John H. Collins

Writers:

James Oppenheim (story), Paul Sloane
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Cast

Cast overview:
Viola Dana ... Darya Orlinsky
Grace Williams Grace Williams ... Katerina Orlinsky
Robert Walker ... Alexis (as Bob Walker)
Frank Farrington ... Ivan Turov - Cossack Officer
Richard Tucker ... Sergius Kordkin
Sally Crute ... Mme. Alla Pojeska
William Wadsworth ... Orlinsky - Darya's Father
Robert Brower ... Andre Lukovsky
Saul Harrison Saul Harrison ... Misha Lukovsky
Franklyn Hanna Franklyn Hanna ... Feodor Turov - Prefect of Police
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Feodor Turov, chief of the Russian Czar's secret police, orders his Cossacks to attack a village he believes to be infested with rebels. The Cossacks attack the village and massacre almost everyone, and the young Katerina is whipped to death. Before escaping to England, her sister Darya swears to avenge her sister's death. Years later--now one of the world's most famous prima ballerinas--she returns to Russia. Turov falls in love with her and manages to secure a meeting. She coyly asks him to take her to see a prison first. As it turns out, what he has planned for her is nothing compared to what she has planned for him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kosackpiskan See more »

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Production Co:

Edison Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Viola Dana made an appearance when the film was exhibited, the crowd grabbed at her clothing and tore buttons off, in an effort to have something to remember her by because they identified with her role. See more »

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An Astonishing Fine Movie for 1916
24 November 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Viola Dana is a peasant girl in Russia. Her family is caught, tortured and executed as revolutionaries. Miss Dana escapes, thanks to ballet dancer Richard Tucker, who loves her. She goes to London, where she becomes a dancer, but her heart is still set on revenge.

This is, for the year it was made, an astonishingly and casually fluid and well-told story. Director John H. Collins (Miss Dana's husband) was an enormously talented director. With cameraman John Arnold, he offers moving shots, exciting cross-cutting, dance numbers that are shot for the camera instead of the stage, and even some bondage. All of these, along with excellent acting and an exciting story, overwhelm any small plot holes.

Dana and Collins were such a successful team that they survived the collapse of the Edison company. They moved over to Metro, where Collins directed and Dana appeared in BLUE JEANS, a screen version of the hoary melodrama. Alas, while Miss Dana remained a great favorite through the end of the silent era, Mr. Collins died of the Spanish Influenza epidemic in 1918. Co-star Tucker had an even longer career. He was the first official member of the Screen Actors Guild and died in 1942.


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