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Tovarich (1937)

Approved | | Comedy | 25 December 1937 (USA)
Ousted from their homeland by the Bolshevik revolution, a royal Russian couple find themselves impoverished and living in Paris. They take positions as butler and housemaid in a wealthy ... See full summary »

Director:

Anatole Litvak

Writers:

Jacques Deval (play), Casey Robinson | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudette Colbert ... Grand Duchess Tatiana Petrovna Romanov
Charles Boyer ... Prince Mikail Alexandrovitch Ouratieff
Basil Rathbone ... Commissar Dimitri Gorotchenko
Anita Louise ... Helene Dupont
Melville Cooper ... Charles Dupont
Isabel Jeans ... Fermonde Dupont
Morris Carnovsky ... Chauffourier Dubieff
Victor Kilian ... Gendarme
Maurice Murphy ... Georges Dupont
Gregory Gaye ... Count Frederic Brekenski
Montagu Love ... M. Courtois
Renie Riano ... Madame Courtois (as Reine Riano)
Fritz Feld ... Martelleau
Heather Thatcher ... Lady Kartegann
May Boley May Boley ... Louise
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Storyline

Ousted from their homeland by the Bolshevik revolution, a royal Russian couple find themselves impoverished and living in Paris. They take positions as butler and housemaid in a wealthy household and, owing to their impeccable breeding and manners, excel in their new jobs. But once they are recognized for the royal couple they are, they must face new -- and formidable -- responsibilities. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tonight's Our Night See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Curt Bois made his American film debut in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Tatiana: Do you love your pigeon?
Mikail: Every feather, my darling!
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Connections

Version of Tovaritch (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Hirschhorn Raposchal
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Composer unknown
Played as part of the score
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This is a witty and charming comedy of manners.
3 February 2000 | by zhonuSee all my reviews

If anyone could see the scene of the Colbert and Boyer serving at a party and not laugh, I would like to meet him. This is a stylish comedy concerning two noble emigrees who are in possession of a Bank account worth 10 billion gold francs, and who sign on as butler and chambermaid to a Parisian couple and the adventures that ensue.


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