SKU 6308

THE YELLOW TICKET (1931) * with hard-encoded French subtitles *

Raoul Walsh Writers: Michael Morton (play), Jules Furthman (adaptation) Elissa Landi ... Marya Kalish Lionel Barrymore Lionel Barrymore ... Baron Igor Andreeff Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier ... Julian Rolfe Walter Byron Walter Byron ... Count Nikolai Arnold Korff Arnold Korff ... Grandfather Kalish Mischa Auer Mischa Auer ... Melchior Edwin Maxwell Edwin Maxwell ... Police Agent Boligoff Rita La Roy Rita La Roy ... Fania Rubinstein

When martial law is declared in Tsarist Russia, all Jews are restricted to their villages in the Pale of Settlement (with the exception of those in military service). The authorities are unsympathetic to Marya, who desperately wants to travel to St. Petersburg to see her dying father. Marya learns that a special card, called "the yellow ticket", is issued to prostitutes and allows them to travel freely. Marya manages to get a yellow ticket. In St. Petersburg, Baron Andrei, a corrupt police official, prevents his lecherous nephew, Captain Nikolai, from forcing himself on Marya. She later meets Julian, 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, Andrei, a womanizer, guesses that Marya has been giving him this information.

DVD-R is in English with hard-encoded French subtitles. Approx. 80 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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