Monday, February 8, 2010

365 Movies: Scarlet Dawn Review

Scarlet Dawn stars Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Nancy Carroll, and Lilyan Tashman in this 1932 drama. The film is about Russian officer Baron Nikita Krasnoff, who manages to escape from being killed with a servant played by Nancy Carroll. The two fall for each other but when Nikita has the chance to go back to his old living styles, he leaves her behind. Nikita realizes though, he truly loves her and he doesn't care what his or her status is. Even though, the movie is just an hour long, a lot happens! Their was definite chemistry between Doug and Nancy, and many of the scenes between the two, were quite steamy especially for a movie from 1932. I really felt that the scenery made you feel you were actually in Russia. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good film and just another fine example of how versatile an actor Doug Jr was.

Review for Tomorrow: Foreign Correspondent( I had the intention to watch this tonight but because of time, I'll be watching it tomorrow instead!)


NoirGirl said...

OOOH Nicola! You watched a DFJ! This movie always makes me sad when I watch it, but I do love how well DFJ can wear the big Russian hats. :)

And I totally agree with you, DFJ is a marvelously versatile actor. :D

Artman2112 said...

i am almost certain i've seen this before but it was quite a spell ago! i think DFJ was a wonderful actor, lots of charisma, always fun to see and who else could steal the show from Ronald Coleman in the Prisoner of Zenda??