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Michel Strogoff
Also known as Der Kurier des Zaren in Austria and Germany; Miguel Strogoff o El correo del Zar in Spain : [Michael Strogoff]
(1926) French
B&W : 12 reels / 3844 metres
Directed by Viatcheslav Tourjansky

Cast: Ivan Mosjoukine [Michel Strogoff], Nathalie Kovanko [Nadia Fedor], Acho Chakatouny [Ivan Ogareff], Jeanne Brindeau [Marfa Strogoff], Tina de Izarduy [Zaugara], Boris de Fast [Féofar-Khan], Eugène Gaidaroff [the tzar; and Jules Verne], Henri Debain [Harry Blount], Gabriel de Gravone [Alcide Jolivet], Prince Micolas Kougoucheff [General Kissoff], M. Debas [Enur Feifar], Nicolas Koline, Tina Meller

Ciné-France-Film and Film de France production; distributed by Pathé Consortium-Cinéma. / Produced by Nöe Bloch and Gregor Rabinovitch. Scenario by Viatcheslav Tourjansky, Ivan Mosjoukine and Boris de Fast, from the novel Michel Strogoff by Jules Verne. Art direction by Alexandre Lochakoff (Aleksandr Lochakov), Eduardo Gosch, César Lacca, Vladimir Meingard, Pierre Schildknecht and Serge Pimenoff. Costume design by Léon Zack. Special visual effects by W. Percy Day, Paul Minine and Nicolas Wilcke. Cinematography by Léonce-Henri Burel, F. Bourgassof (Fédote Bourgasoff) and Nikolai Toporkoff (Nikolai Toporkov). / Released 30 June 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Pathécolor hand-colored process. / A Russian emigré production shot in France and Latvia. The film was released in France in two parts. The film was released in Germany on 28 August 1926. The film was released in the USA on 5 December 1926.

Drama.

Survival status: Print exists in the Cinémathèque française film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Listing updated: 4 November 2011.

References: Bardèche-History p. 169; Bohn-Light p. 161; Brownlow-Parade pp. 233, 516 : Website-IMDb : with additional information provided by Lenny Borger and Francois Massarelli.

 
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