Bavu


1923

Brief Synopsis

A battle of wills develops between two Russian revolutionaries, one of whom wants to destroy everything connected with the old order, and the other of whom wants to accomplish his goals with as little bloodshed as possible.

Film Details

Also Known As
The attic of Felix Bavu
Release Date
Jan 1923
Premiere Information
release: 15 Apr or 7 May 1923
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Bavu by Earl Carroll (New York, 25 Feb 1922).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,968ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Bavu, an illiterate, uncouth brute, rises to power during the Russian Revolution, plots to wreak vengeance on all who cross him, and incites the peasantry to burn the city. Mischa Vleck, on the other hand, is a more humane official who decides to protect Princess Annia, whom he loves and whose house he once served. Mischa tries to trick Bavu into signing papers permitting Annia and him to marry and leave the country, but Bavu's faithful Olga reveals their contents. Mischa and Bavu fight, and Bavu seals a passage in which he believes Mischa to be hiding. To his horror, Bavu too late realizes that he has trapped Olga, while Mischa and Annia have escaped.

Film Details

Also Known As
The attic of Felix Bavu
Release Date
Jan 1923
Premiere Information
release: 15 Apr or 7 May 1923
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Bavu by Earl Carroll (New York, 25 Feb 1922).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,968ft (8 reels)

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Notes

The working title of this film was The Attic of Felix Bavu.