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Summer Storm (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 14 July 1944 (USA)
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Fedor away from his milquetoast fiancée, with tragic consequences.

Director:

Douglas Sirk

Writers:

Rowland Leigh (screenplay), Douglas Sirk (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Sanders ... Fedor Mikhailovich Petroff
Linda Darnell ... Olga Kuzminichna Urbenin
Anna Lee ... Nadena Kalenin
Edward Everett Horton ... Count 'Piggy' Volsky
Hugo Haas ... Anton Urbenin
Laurie Lane ... Clara Heller (as Lori Lahner)
John Philliber John Philliber ... Polycarp - Petroff's Butler
Sig Ruman ... Kuzma (as Sig Rumann)
John Abbott ... Lunin -Public Prosecutor
Mary Servoss ... Mrs. Kalenin
André Charlot André Charlot ... Mr. Kalenin
Robert Greig ... Gregory - Volsky's Butler
Nina Koshetz Nina Koshetz ... Gypsy Singer
Paul Hurst ... Officer Orloff
Charles Trowbridge ... Doctor
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In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Fedor away from his milquetoast fiancée, with tragic consequences. Written by Remy <rholzer@ammi.org>

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The most beautiful woman God ever forgot to a soul into!! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Extraña confesión See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Douglas Sirk had originally wanted to film Anton Chekhov's 'The Shooting Party' at the German UFA studio before he fled Germany in 1937. He had wanted actor Willy Birgel to play Fedor, and when he made the U.S. version he picked George Sanders because he considered Sanders a similar "type" to Birgel. See more »

Goofs

In the present day, Count Volsky tells Nadena Kalenin that he remembers how she was "just a little girl" seven years ago. However, the main events of the story take place seven years earlier, when Nadena was a fully grown woman. See more »

Quotes

Fedor Mikhailovich Petroff: You're so beautiful; why is it that you degrade everything you touch?
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Connections

Version of The Shooting Party (1985) See more »

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'Andante cantabile' from Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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You pitiful product of centuries of inbreeding.
10 January 2010 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

This had to come my way by accident. I must have wanted the 2006 film of the same name, and clicked this by mistake. It's the only reason I can imagine I have it.

Well, have it I do, and lets see what we have.

Linda Darnell (The Mark of Zorro) was excellent as a gold-digger, and George Sanders (All About Eve) outstanding as the object of her love. Edward Everett Horton was amazingly funny as a Count who was to lose it all in the impending Russian Revolution.

Lori Lahner was also a scene stealer in her only film.

A tragic love story that makes me glad I got it in error.


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