Tempest


1h 42m 1928

Brief Synopsis

In the final days of Czarist Russia, a peasant is raised from the ranks to Lieutenant. The other officers, aristocrats all, resent him, and make his life difficult. He falls in love with a princess, who spurns him. When he is caught in her room, he is stripped of his rank and thrown into prison. Then comes the Red Terror, and the tables are turned.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 11, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Joseph M. Schenck Productions
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Sound
Mono, Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
9,300ft (10 reels)

Synopsis

Markov, a peasant soldier, becomes an officer in the Russian Army before the Revolution. He loves Princess Tamara, who scorns him for his common origins and has him stripped of his rank and thrown into prison. During the Revolution, Markov, an important Red official, saves Tamara from execution, kills his Bolshevik leader, and makes his escape to new lands with her as his wife.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 11, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Joseph M. Schenck Productions
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Sound
Mono, Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
9,300ft (10 reels)

Award Wins

Best Art Direction

1929

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

The film was copyrighted at 11 reels. Unconfirmed sources indicate that Lena Malena and Albert Conti are in the cast. William Cameron Menzies received the first Art Direction Oscar in part for his work on the picture, as well as for his work on The Dove.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1928

Released in United States 1928