WriterMalcolm Stuart Boylan, Eleanor Browne, Henry Leyford Gates Release dateJune 25, 1928 Music directorErno Rapee, Samuel Roxy Rothafel CinematographyCharles G. Clarke, Jack A. Marta CastDolores del Rio, Charles Farrell, Ivan Linow Similar moviesRelated Raoul Walsh movies
Dolores del rio the red dance 1928
The Red Dance (also known as The Red Dancer of Moscow), is a 1928 American film directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Dolores del Río and Charles Farrell, inspired in the novel by Henry Leyford Gates.
Dolores del rio and charles farrell the red dance tasia in peril
Tasia (Dolores del Río), a beautiful dancer lower class of Russia, falls heir to the throne Prince, Grand Duke Eugene (Charles Farrell), but only admired from a distance. At the outbreak of the Russian Revolution, the Duke falls in captivity and this allows Tasia be near him.
Dolores del Río as Tasia
Charles Farrell as Grand Duke Eugene
Ivan Linow as Ivan Petroff
Demetrius Alexis as Rasputin
"There is a good deal of lethargy about the opening chapters of this offering, but interest picks up in the latter passages", wrote Mordaunt Hall of The New York Times. "There are some good scenes in this somewhat wild piece of work, but it is often incoherent." Variety singled out Ivan Linow's performance for praise and reported that the scenes of the uprising were successful, but "otherwise there wasn't much to direct in this story except to keep it going." Oliver Claxton of The New Yorker panned the film, writing, "how anybody with the slightest modicum of intelligence could fashion such a tale is beyond me....a little criticism would shoot the film so full of holes that it would resemble a Swiss cheese without the cheese. The odor, I am afraid, would still remain."