The Soldier and the Lady  [DVD]Anton Walbrook (actor)
Elizabeth Allan (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 83 min
Before this version, Jules Verne's story had already been filmed twice in the silent era; in addition to this American adaptation, it was filmed four more times in Europe. Anton Walbrook here makes his Hollywood debut as a dashing emissary of the Tsar who is sent from St Petersburg to the frozen wastes of Siberia. The journey involves clashes with Tartars, romantic interludes and an interview with a British journalist.
Adventure starring Anton Walbrook. Russia during the Tartar rebellion of 1879: courier Michael Strogoff is sent by the Tsar to take vital information to the Russian army in Siberia. But the courier is captured and sentenced to be blinded. A daring escape plan is then put into action.
This is a good print and doesn't have the horizontal streaks present in the wagon chase scenes, which can be seen on online streams.