/ by Jared Jones

  filmstruck : 

   The year 1937 witnessed a milestone for author James Hilton, as two of his books got the big screen treatment on both sides of the Atlantic. One, LOST HORIZON, needs no introduction. Produced by Harry Cohn and directed by Frank Capra, the movie was a smash with critics and audiences alike. In Britain, the other movie adapted from Hilton’s work, KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOUR, produced by Alexander Korda and directed by Jacques Feyder, met with a troubled production and a lukewarm reception from critics and audiences upon its release. Ultimately, the film lost money and faded away. But it stars Robert Donat and Marlene Dietrich and provides one of the more interesting takes on the Russian aristocracy during the revolution, especially coming only two decades after the fact and a mere two years before the USSR would work with Nazi Germany before switching horses midstream to work with the Allied Forces in World War II.     Read More On StreamLine: Counter-Revolutionaries: KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOUR (‘37)

filmstruck:

The year 1937 witnessed a milestone for author James Hilton, as two of his books got the big screen treatment on both sides of the Atlantic. One, LOST HORIZON, needs no introduction. Produced by Harry Cohn and directed by Frank Capra, the movie was a smash with critics and audiences alike. In Britain, the other movie adapted from Hilton’s work, KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOUR, produced by Alexander Korda and directed by Jacques Feyder, met with a troubled production and a lukewarm reception from critics and audiences upon its release. Ultimately, the film lost money and faded away. But it stars Robert Donat and Marlene Dietrich and provides one of the more interesting takes on the Russian aristocracy during the revolution, especially coming only two decades after the fact and a mere two years before the USSR would work with Nazi Germany before switching horses midstream to work with the Allied Forces in World War II.

Read More On StreamLine: Counter-Revolutionaries: KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOUR (‘37)

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