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Under Two Flags (1936)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 1 May 1936 (USA)
Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Lloyd

Writers:

Ouida (by: a story of the French foreign legion), W.P. Lipscomb (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Colman ... Sgt. Victor
Claudette Colbert ... Cigarette
Victor McLaglen ... Maj. Doyle
Rosalind Russell ... Lady Venetia Cunningham
Gregory Ratoff ... Ivan
Nigel Bruce ... Capt. Menzies
C. Henry Gordon ... Lt. Petaine
Herbert Mundin ... Rake
John Carradine ... Cafard (scenes deleted)
Lumsden Hare ... Lord Seraph
J. Edward Bromberg ... Col, Ferol
Onslow Stevens ... Sidi-Ben Youssiff
Fritz Leiber ... French Governor
Thomas Beck ... Pierre
William Ricciardi ... Cigarette's Father
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Storyline

Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Adventure | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Arabic

Release Date:

1 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo dos banderas See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(copyright length) | (re-release) (re-edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ronald Colman had starred in another movie about the Foreign Legion, Beau Geste (1926) before this film. Ouida's famous novel Under Two Flags was written in 1867. P. C. Wren's novel, Beau Geste, the first of four Geste novels, was written in 1924. Many of the plot elements in Wren's novel were first found in Ouida's. This film was also made three years before Gary Cooper's Beau Geste and was the fifth and last film version of Under Two Flags. See more »

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La Marseillaise
(1792) (uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Played during the opening credits
Reprised at the service honoring Cigarette
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Delightful Hogwash
14 March 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Ah, the bygone glories of the French Foreign Legion story. Almost everyone knows BEAU GESTE, from the 1939 version starring Gary Cooper. This was a lesser brother. Great actors, great direction, great cinematography and a script full of -- nowadays -- laughable bits. Claudette Colbert plays Cigarette, the Daughter of the Legion. Ronald Colman, plays the legionnaire who is trying to forget, and a young Rosalind Russell -- what a looker! -- play Lady Venezia Cunningham with a posh accent. What can you expect from a movie in which Ronald Colman is torn between Cigarette, daughter of the Legion and Lady Venezia Cunningham with the Production Code in full force? Well, this one. An amusing way to spend a couple of hours, if you are prepared not to take things too seriously. Or you could look at the Laurel & Hardy BEAU HUNKS.


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