Tempest (1928 film)

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Tempest
Tempest FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Sam Taylor
Lewis Milestone (uncredited)
Victor Tourjansky (uncredited)
Produced by John W. Considine Jr.
Joseph M. Schenck
Written by Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko
C. Gardner Sullivan
Lewis Milestone (uncredited)
Erich von Stroheim (uncredited)
George Marion, Jr. (intertitles; uncredited)
Starring John Barrymore
Camilla Horn
George Fawcett
Louis Wolheim
Cinematography Charles Rosher
Editing by Allen McNeil
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates May 27, 1928 (1928-05-27)
Running time 111 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tempest (1928) is a feature silent film directed by Sam Taylor. V. I. Nemirovich-Dantchenko wrote the screenplay and William Cameron Menzies won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction [1] for his work in the film in 1929, the first year of the awards ceremony. John Barrymore and Camilla Horn star in the film, with Louis Wolheim co-starring.

Synopsis[edit]

The film is set during final days of Czarist Russia and revolves around a peasant who rises through the ranks of the Russian army ending up a Lieutenant. His life is made increasingly difficult by the aristocrats and officers around him who are resentful of his progress. He then finds himself rejected by a princess he falls in love with and, having been caught in her room, is put in prison. There he is stripped of his rank but soon after the Russian Civil War starts and as a result of the Red Terror the tables are turned.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "NY Times: Tempest". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 

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