Tempest 1928
This film presents a very unusual take on the Russian Revolution.
Sgt. Ivan Markov (Barrymore) is a heroic NCO in the Russian Army under the Czar. A general has taken notice of him, and through his hard work and brave service Ivan is given an officer's commission, something unheard of in the strict class system. The other officers don't accept Ivan because of his peasant origins and when he falls in love with a general's daughter, things go from bad to worse.
Ivan sneaks into the young girl's bedroom one evening and leaves her a piece of jewelry, but accidently falls asleep on her fragrant bed. When she discovers him she calls for her father. Stripped of his rank and imprisoned, Ivan nearly goes mad in jail until the revolution comes. But how will the new rulers treat his beloved, a member of the ruling class?

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:50:14 | 4.86 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English intertitles
Subtitles: Russian
Genre: Drama, Romance, Silent

Directors: Sam Taylor, Lewis Milestone, Viktor Tourjansky
Cast: John Barrymore, Camilla Horn, Louis Wolheim
Country: USA

--Digital Transfer from a Rare 1950s Print from the Original Camera Negative
--Two Music Tracks, the Original Vitaphone Score and a new Digital Stereo Score by Pianist Philip Carli
--Vagabonding on the Pacific, a home movie with star John Barrymore aboard his yacht

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