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A. J. Fothergill (Donat) is a spy for the English government, sent to keep an eye on the brewing Red Revolution. Implicated in a conspiracy to kill Countess Alexandra’s (Dietrich) father, he’s sent to Siberia for the duration of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, but when the [[RedOctober Communist Revolution]] comes, A. J. is a hero and is made a Commissar in the new government.

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A. J. Fothergill (Donat) is a spy for the English government, sent to keep an eye on the brewing Red Revolution. Implicated in a conspiracy to kill Countess Alexandra’s (Dietrich) father, he’s sent to Siberia for the duration of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, but when the [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Communist Revolution]] comes, A. J. is a hero and is made a Commissar in the new government.


''Knight Without Armour'' (1937) is a British historical drama film set during the UsefulNotes/RedOctober Revolution, based on the James Hilton novel of the same name. It was produced by Alexander Korda, directed by Jacques Feyder, and stars Creator/MarleneDietrich and Creator/RobertDonat. The music score was composed by Creator/MiklosRozsa.

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''Knight Without Armour'' (1937) is a British historical drama film set during the UsefulNotes/RedOctober Revolution, based on the James Hilton novel of the same name. It was produced by Alexander Korda, directed by Jacques Feyder, and stars Creator/MarleneDietrich and Creator/RobertDonat. The music score was composed by Creator/MiklosRozsa.
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A. J. Fothergill (Donat) is a spy for the English government, sent to keep an eye on the brewing Red Revolution. Implicated in a conspiracy to kill Countess Alexandra’s (Dietrich) father, he’s sent to Siberia for the duration of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, but when the [[RedOctober Communist Revolution]] comes, A. J. is hero and is made a Commissar in the new government.

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A. J. Fothergill (Donat) is a spy for the English government, sent to keep an eye on the brewing Red Revolution. Implicated in a conspiracy to kill Countess Alexandra’s (Dietrich) father, he’s sent to Siberia for the duration of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, but when the [[RedOctober Communist Revolution]] comes, A. J. is a hero and is made a Commissar in the new government.


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''Knight Without Armour'' (1937) is a Historical Drama set during the UsefulNotes/RedOctober Revolution. It stars Creator/MarleneDietrich and Creator/RobertDonat and is based on the James Hilton book of the same name.

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''Knight Without Armour'' (1937) is a Historical Drama British historical drama film set during the UsefulNotes/RedOctober Revolution. Revolution, based on the James Hilton novel of the same name. It was produced by Alexander Korda, directed by Jacques Feyder, and stars Creator/MarleneDietrich and Creator/RobertDonat and is based on the James Hilton book of the same name.
Creator/RobertDonat. The music score was composed by Creator/MiklosRozsa.



This was an all-out historical epic produced by Alexander Korda, with a $1 million budget, but it failed to be a box office success. It was also cited by critics at the time as one of several films that made Dietrich "box office poison."

The film was scored by Creator/MiklosRozsa.

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This was an all-out historical epic produced by Alexander Korda, with a $1 million budget, but it failed to be a box office success. It was also cited by critics at the time as one of several films that made Dietrich "box office poison."

The film was scored by Creator/MiklosRozsa.
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The film was scored by Creator/MiklosRozsa.


A. J. Fothergill (Donat) is a spy for the English government, sent to keep an eye on the brewing Red Revolution. Implicated in a conspiracy to kill Countess Alexandra’s (Dietrich) father, he’s sent to Siberia for the duration of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, but when the [[RedOctober Communist Revolution]] comes, and A. J. is hero and is made a Commissar in the new government.

He’s tasked with sending Countess Alexandra to Petrograd to have her executed; however, A.J. has plans to save the Countess, and they both try to survive as the Civil War unfolds around them.

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A. J. Fothergill (Donat) is a spy for the English government, sent to keep an eye on the brewing Red Revolution. Implicated in a conspiracy to kill Countess Alexandra’s (Dietrich) father, he’s sent to Siberia for the duration of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, but when the [[RedOctober Communist Revolution]] comes, and A. J. is hero and is made a Commissar in the new government.

He’s tasked with sending The newly captured Countess Alexandra is to Petrograd to have her executed; however, be executed, and A.J. is to take her to Petrograd for this grim end; however, A.J. has plans to save the Countess, and they both try to survive as the Civil War civil war unfolds around them.


* AllForNothing: AJ and Alexandra found out that the White Army has wiped out the Reds near Alexandra’s home, so Alexandra gives herself up to the White Army where they eventually recognize her as the Duchess. But the Red Army soon bombs there way back, and Alexandra is in as much danger as before.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Alexandra herself wasn’t evil per say, maybe just ignorant to the plight of her servants. The communists, however, aren’t quite so forgiving and are ready to ransack her home and kill her on the spot if it wasn’t for a Commissar’s interference.
* BathtubScene: Once with the White Army, Alexandra asks for a bath and there’s lots of foam involved.
* BittersweetEnding: Alexandra is sick and being sent away with the American Red Cross while AJ desperately runs after the train to see her.

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* AllForNothing: AJ and Alexandra found find out that the White Army has wiped out the Reds near Alexandra’s home, Reds, so Alexandra gives herself up to the White Army where they eventually recognize her as the Duchess. But the Red Army soon bombs there way back, and Alexandra is in as much danger as before.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Alexandra herself wasn’t evil per say, maybe just ignorant to the plight of her servants. The communists, however, aren’t quite so forgiving and are ready to ransack her home and almost kill her on the spot if it wasn’t for a Commissar’s commissar’s interference.
* BathtubScene: Once with the White Army, Alexandra asks for a bath and there’s lots of foam involved.time dedicated to her bath.
* BittersweetEnding: Alexandra is sick and being sent away with the American Red Cross while AJ desperately runs after the train to see her.train.



* DistractedByTheSexy: A Commissar at a train recognizes the Countess, but instead of turning her in, he saves her and AJ's life because he’s so entranced by her beauty. It’s also implied that the revolution has cost him his sanity.
* TheGulag: AJ is accidently framed for the assassination attempt, so he’s sent to the Czarist camps which are in an area where the sun is gone for 6 months out of the year. This drives AJ almost insane until the Revolution sets all of the revolutionaries free.
* ImpersonationGambit: AJ dons the identity of a killed Russian for the British government and wears an unconvincing beard.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: A Commissar commissar at a train depot recognizes the Countess, but instead of turning her in, he saves her and AJ's life because he’s so entranced by her beauty. It’s also implied that the revolution has cost him his sanity.sanity, but he does help them escape.
* TheGulag: AJ is accidently framed for the assassination attempt, so he’s sent to the Czarist camps which are in an area camps. He's then sent to remote camp where the sun is gone for 6 months out of the year. This drives AJ almost insane until the Revolution sets all of the revolutionaries are set free.
* ImpersonationGambit: AJ dons the identity of a killed presumably murdered Russian for the British government and wears an unconvincing beard.



* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: The film takes pains to show that both the Communist party and Royalist where two sides of the same coin: they used the same murderous tactics, they killed innocents, and they were ultimately bad for Russia.

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: The film takes pains to show that both the Communist party and Royalist where were two sides of the same coin: they used the same murderous tactics, they killed innocents, and they were ultimately bad for Russia.



* SexyBacklessOutfit: Amidst civil war, between death and despair, someone is able to find a sparkly, backless dress for Marlene Dietrich to find.
* WakeupMakeup: It seems as if the Russian Revolution was unable to take away Alexandra’s makeup stash because in every scene her makeup is impeccable. Whether she’s running away from communists, or hiding under leaves from the Reds, she’s perfectly dolled up.

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* SexyBacklessOutfit: Amidst civil war, between death and despair, someone is able to find a sparkly, backless dress for Marlene Dietrich to find.wear.
* WakeupMakeup: It seems as if the Russian Revolution was unable to take away Alexandra’s makeup stash because in every scene her makeup is impeccable. Whether she’s running away from communists, commisars, or hiding under leaves from the Reds, she’s perfectly dolled up.


This was an all-out historical epic produced by Alexander Korda, with a $1 million budget, but it failed to be a box office success. It was also cited by critics at the time as one of the films that made Dietrich "box office poison."

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This was an all-out historical epic produced by Alexander Korda, with a $1 million budget, but it failed to be a box office success. It was also cited by critics at the time as one of the several films that made Dietrich "box office poison."


A. J. Fothergill (Donat) is an English translator in Russia who has been asked to become a spy for the English government to keep an eye on the brewing Red Revolution. Implicated in a conspiracy to kill Countess Alexandra’s (Dietrich) father, he’s sent to Siberia. UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and the [[RedOctober Communist Revolution]] comes, and A. J. is made a Commissar in the new government.

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A. J. Fothergill (Donat) is an English translator in Russia who has been asked to become a spy for the English government government, sent to keep an eye on the brewing Red Revolution. Implicated in a conspiracy to kill Countess Alexandra’s (Dietrich) father, he’s sent to Siberia. UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and Siberia for the duration of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, but when the [[RedOctober Communist Revolution]] comes, and A. J. is hero and is made a Commissar in the new government.



This was an all-out historical epic with a $1 million budget, but it failed to be a box office success. It was also cited by critics at the time as one of the films that made Dietrich "box office poison."

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This was an all-out historical epic produced by Alexander Korda, with a $1 million budget, but it failed to be a box office success. It was also cited by critics at the time as one of the films that made Dietrich "box office poison."


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* MsFanservice:MsFanservice: Alexandra goes skinny-dipping in one scene. Sexy shoulders are seen.


''Knight Without Armour'' (1937) is a Historical Drama starring Creator/MarleneDietrich and Creator/RobertDonat, based on the James Hilton book of the same name.

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''Knight Without Armour'' (1937) is a Historical Drama starring set during the UsefulNotes/RedOctober Revolution. It stars Creator/MarleneDietrich and Creator/RobertDonat, Creator/RobertDonat and is based on the James Hilton book of the same name.


* DistractedByTheSexy: A Commissar at a train recognizes the Countess, but instead of turning her in, he saves her and AJs life because he’s so entranced by her beauty. It’s also implied that the revolution has cost him his sanity.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: A Commissar at a train recognizes the Countess, but instead of turning her in, he saves her and AJs AJ's life because he’s so entranced by her beauty. It’s also implied that the revolution has cost him his sanity.



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This was an all out historical epic with a $1million budget but the film failed to be a box office success.

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This was an all out all-out historical epic with a $1million budget $1 million budget, but the film it failed to be a box office success.
success. It was also cited by critics at the time as one of the films that made Dietrich "box office poison."

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* WidowWeeds: Alexandra’s colonel husband is killed in WWI.

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* WidowWeeds: WidowsWeeds: Alexandra’s colonel husband is killed in WWI.

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