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The Blackguard
Also known as Die Prinzessin und der Geiger in Germany
(1925) British-German
B&W : Nine reels / 9200 feet
Directed by Graham Cutts

Cast: Jane Novak [Princess Marie Idourska], Walter Rilla [Michael Caviol, the Blackguard], Frank Stanmore [Pompouard], Bernard Goetzke [Adrian Levinsky], Martin Herzberg [Michael Caviol, as a boy], Rosa Valeki [grandmother], Dora Bergner, Fritz Alberti

Gainsborough Pictures, Limited, and Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft [UFA] production; distributed by Woolf & Freedman Film Service, Limited. / Produced by Michael Balcon and Erich Pommer. Scenario by Alfred Hitchcock, from the novel The Blackguard by Raymond Paton. Art direction by Alfred Hitchcock. Assistant director, Alfred Hitchcock. / Released 4 September 1925 in Germany. Released 26 October 1925 in the United Kingdom. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot at the Neubabelsberg Studios in Berlin, Germany. The film was released in the USA by Lee-Bradford Corporation.


Survival status: Prints exist in the National Film and Television Archive of the British Film Institute film archive [incomplete 35mm positive (6525 feet)]; and in the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: French - Musical instruments: Violins - Musicians - Russian Revolution - Russians

Listing updated: 9 November 2010.

References: Gifford-British n. 07923; Perry-British p. 51; Taylor-Hitchcock pp. 54, 58-59, 60, 62, 149, 166 : Website-IMDb; Website-Lost.

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