Darkest Russia (1917)

Ilda Barosky, a Jewess whose father was killed by Russian soldiers, is a violin student in love with Alexis Nazimoff, a son of the Russian aristocracy. When Alexis' father arranges a ... See full summary »

Director:

Travers Vale

Writers:

J. Gratten Donnelly (play), Sidney R. Ellis (play) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Alice Brady ... Ilda Barosky
John Bowers ... Alexis Nazimoff
J. Herbert Frank J. Herbert Frank ... Constantine Karischeff
Norbert Wicki Norbert Wicki ... Ivan Barosky
Jack Drumier Jack Drumier ... Count Paul Nazimoff
Kate Lester ... Katherine Karischeff
Lillian Cook Lillian Cook ... Olga
Frank DeVernon Frank DeVernon ... Grand Duke
Boris Korlin Boris Korlin ... Barosky
Herbert Barrington ... Nicholai
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Ilda Barosky, a Jewess whose father was killed by Russian soldiers, is a violin student in love with Alexis Nazimoff, a son of the Russian aristocracy. When Alexis' father arranges a marriage of convenience between his son and Olga Karischeff, the daughter of the ambitious minister of police, Ilda, asked to play "God Save the Czar" at the betrothal celebration, refuses, and is whipped before the entire assembly. Alexis rushes in and rescues her from his father's wrath and then writes a letter to the Karischeffs, terminating his engagement to their daughter. In retaliation, the minister of police, who is being forced to resign, sentences both Ilda and Alexis to ten years in Siberia as his last official act. In Siberia, the couple attempt to escape, but are caught and are facing a firing squad when Count Nazimoff, who has assumed Karischeff's position as minister of police, arrives with a pardon. Ilda and Alexis return home, and the count, penitent, finally grants them his blessings. Written by Pamela Short

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Genres:

Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

23 April 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nobreza Moscovita See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

World Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Reel 1 of this five-reel film survives in the Library of Congress, the rest of the film is presumed to be lost. See more »

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