The Yellow Ticket

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The Yellow Ticket
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Film poster
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Produced by Raoul Walsh
Written by Guy Bolton
Jules Furthman
Michael Morton
Starring Elissa Landi
Lionel Barrymore
Cinematography James Wong Howe
Edited by Jack Murray
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date(s)
  • October 30, 1931 (1931-10-30)
Running time 88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Yellow Ticket is a 1931 Pre-Code American drama film based on a play by Michael Morton, produced by the Fox Film Corporation and directed by Raoul Walsh. The film starred Elissa Landi, Lionel Barrymore and featured Boris Karloff. The film is also noted for its brief glimpse of nudity.

The play was produced in 1914 on Broadway; it starred John Barrymore and Florence Reed. The stage version played between 20 January and June 1914.[1] The play was previously made into an American film of the same name in 1916 and in 1918.[2]

Plot[edit]

When martial law is declared in Russia, all Jews are restricted to their villages. The authorities are unsympathetic to Marya (Elissa Landi) when she wants to travel to see her dying father. Marya learns that a card, called "the yellow ticket", is issued to prostitutes and allows them to travel freely.

Marya gets a yellow ticket. In St. Petersburg, Baron Andrey (Lionel Barrymore), a corrupt police official, prevents his lecherous nephew, Captain Nikolai, from forcing himself on Marya.

She meets Julian (Laurence Olivier), a British journalist, and tells him about injustices the government has kept him from learning about, including the yellow ticket.

When Julian's articles are published, Andrey, a womanizer, guesses that Marya has been giving him information.

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