- Tempest (film)
V.I. Nemirovich-Dantchenko wrote the
screenplayand William Cameron Menzieswon an Academy Award (Best Art Direction) for his work in the film in 1929 (the first year of the awards ceremony). John Barrymoreand Camilla Hornstar in the film, with Louis Wolheimco-starring.
The film is set during final days of
Czarist Russiaand 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 Warstarts and as a result of the Red Terrorthe tables are turned.
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019451 IMDb-Tempest ]
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