In tsarist Russia, the Volga boatmen live hard lives, trudging along the water's edge as they pull heavy cargoes up and down the river. One day, as Prince Dimitri and his fiancée Princess Vera stop to have their fortunes told at a Tartar camp along the river, they encounter a group of boatmen who are taking a short rest. One of the boatmen, the spirited Feodor, provokes a hostile confrontation with the two aristocrats. Later, when the Revolution breaks out, Feodor becomes a leader in the Red Army, and he again encounters Dimitri and Vera, only this time with much higher stakes.
23 May 1926 (USA)
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Le batelier de la Volga
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Director-producer Cecil B. DeMille
considered remaking this film in 1939. The idea was vetoed by the director because he was worried it would be interpreted as too sympathetic to the Bolsheviks. See more
Feodor, A Volga Boatman
I love you - with the last beat of my heart.
Referenced in Personality Parade
Song of the Volga Boatmen
By Sigmund Spaeth
Harmonized by Carl Deis, c. 1926
'the immortal song that inspired the Cecil B. DeMille motion picture production "The Volga Boatman" with William Boyd and Elinor Fair' See more