James Wong Howe
October 30, 1931 (1931-10-30)
Elissa Landi(Marya Kalish),
Lionel Barrymore(Baron Igor Andreeff),
Laurence Olivier(Julian Rolfe),
Edwin Maxwell(Police Agent Boligoff),
Walter Byron(Count Nikolai)
Related Raoul Walsh movies
The yellow ticket trailer
The Yellow Ticket is a 1931 pre-Code American drama film based on the 1914 play of the same name by Michael Morton, produced by the Fox Film Corporation and directed by Raoul Walsh. The film starred Elissa Landi, Lionel Barrymore and featured Boris Karloff. The film is also noted for its brief glimpse of nudity.
- The yellow ticket trailer
- Der gelbe schien the yellow ticket aka the devil s pawn 1918 victor janson pola negri
The play was produced in 1914 on Broadway; it starred Lionel's younger brother John Barrymore and Florence Reed. The stage version played between 20 January and June 1914. The play was previously made into an American film The Yellow Passport in 1916 and a German film Der Gelbe Schein in 1918.
Der gelbe schien the yellow ticket aka the devil s pawn 1918 victor janson pola negri
When martial law is declared in Russia, all Jews are restricted to their villages. The authorities are unsympathetic to Marya (Elissa Landi) when she wants to travel to see her dying father. Marya learns that a card, called "the yellow ticket", is issued to prostitutes and allows them to travel freely.
Marya gets a yellow ticket. In St. Petersburg, Baron Andrey (Lionel Barrymore), a corrupt police official, prevents his lecherous nephew, Captain Nikolai, from forcing himself on Marya.
She meets Julian (Laurence Olivier), a British journalist, and tells him about injustices the government has kept him from learning about, including the yellow ticket.
When Julian's articles are published, Andrey, a womanizer, guesses that Marya has been giving him information.
ReferencesThe Yellow Ticket Wikipedia
The Yellow Ticket IMDb The Yellow Ticket themoviedb.org