Scarlet Dawn

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Scarlet Dawn ★★½ 1932

Lavish sets and costumes abound in this romantic drama starring Fairbanks as a Russian aristocrat and Carroll as his maid servant. Together they flee Russia during the Revolution, marry, and settle into the life of the common working class. Restless under his new status, Fairbanks pursues Tashman and tries his hand at swindling. A slow but interesting love story. Adapted from the novel “Revolt” by Mary McCall. 58m/B VHS . Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Nancy Carroll, Lilyan Tashman, Sheila Terry, Guy Kibbee, Richard Alexander, Frank Reicher; D: William Dieterle; W: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Niven Busch, Erwin Gelsey.