|Directed by||Graham Cutts|
|Produced by||Michael Balcon
|Written by||Raymond Paton (novel)
|Distributed by||Wardour Films (UK)
Lee-Bradford Corporation (US)
Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, a violinist (Rilla) saves a princess (Novak) from execution.
The film was a co-production between Gainsborough Studios and UFA initiating a decade-long series of co-productions which ended with the rise of the Nazi Party in the 1930s. The film was based on the novel The Blackguard by Raymond Paton, and shot at Studio Babelsberg, in Potsdam near Berlin, the first time a Gainsborough film was shot abroad. The film was one of a number of films made in this genre during the 1920s, the most successful of which was the American film The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927).
- Jane Novak – Prinzessin Maria Idourska / Princess Marie Idourska
- Walter Rilla – Michael Caviol, The Blackguard
- Frank Stanmore – Pompouard
- Bernhard Goetzke – Adrian Levinsky
- Rosa Valetti – Grandmother
- Dora Bergner – Duchess
- Fritz Alberti – Painter
- Robert Leffler – Leidner
- Alexander Murski – Vollmark
- Martin Herzberg – Michael Caviol as a boy
- Loni Nest – Prinzessin Maria as little girl
- Robert Scholz – Grandduke Paul
- Cook p.16-17
- Cook p.36
- Cook, Pam (ed.). Gainsborough Pictures. Cassell, 1997.
- Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa story: a history of Germany's greatest film company, 1918–1945. University of California Press, 1999.
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