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Title: "Clothes Make the Woman" 1928 Silent Movie
Post by: dac87 on April 30, 2005, 08:33:27 PM
HI...

I was just wondering if anyone has seen this film... It is silent and deals with the escape of Anastasia going along the lines of Anna Anderson's claim of how she escaped (a Revolutionary finds saves her when she is unconcious in the cellar after the murders)... I've seen a few clips of this movie so I know it exists.
Title: Re: "Clothes Make the Woman" 1928 Silent Movie
Post by: ferngully on May 05, 2005, 09:00:27 AM
never heard of it, tell me more
selina         xxxxxxxx
Title: Re: "Clothes Make the Woman" 1928 Silent Movie
Post by: dac87 on May 07, 2005, 02:36:07 PM
There are clips from the film in Nova's ANASTASIA: ALIVE OR DEAD?  episode.

here is a site with some of the cast names...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018778/
Title: Re: "Clothes Make the Woman" 1928 Silent Movie
Post by: RealAnastasia on June 17, 2005, 08:51:01 PM
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There are clips from the film in Nova's ANASTASIA: ALIVE OR DEAD?  episode.

here is a site with some of the cast names...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018778/


Yes; there are clips of it in "Nova's" Anastasia's Video. You may see the scene of the corpses being loaded in the truck...And a very 1920-ish Anastasia escaping in a car toward the west!!!  :o Yes! You read correctly! Driving a car! Too hilarious!

RealAnastasia.

Title: Re: "Clothes Make the Woman" 1928 Silent Movie
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on June 17, 2005, 11:03:05 PM
Oh dearie me...a car? that is very *cough*interesting in it's own way...if nothing else, it sounds entertaining. In a strange way, that makes me want to see it...
Title: Re: "Clothes Make the Woman" 1928 Silent Movie
Post by: RealAnastasia on June 18, 2005, 02:45:05 PM
Yes...and you'll laugh a great deal when you see this Anastasia with melodramatic -white face and big eyes sourrounded with very dark, almost black painting and little hearted.shaped lips...Actually she was more Betty Boop than Anastasia!  ::) And, of course, she looks like she was 20 or 30 years old, not 17...

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: "Clothes Make the Woman" 1928 Silent Movie
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on June 19, 2005, 06:49:51 PM
ouch, bad move on the director....is this still made, or would it be better to order online?
Title: Re: "Clothes Make the Woman" 1928 Silent Movie
Post by: dac87 on June 19, 2005, 07:09:09 PM
I have searched all over the place for this film (along with "the Romanovs: a crowned family") to no avail.  I guess it is lost... I was just wondering if anyone else has seen it or know if it's in existence.
Title: Re: "Clothes Make the Woman" 1928 Silent Movie
Post by: calebGmoney on January 08, 2006, 01:09:37 AM
Yes. There are clips in NOVA and on "Ancient Mysteries". The movie was made in 1928 when Anastasia Tschaivkovsky was in the United States. It is supposedly about some guy who's a movie producer and hires a girl to play Anastasia, but then realizes that the girl really IS Anastasia, because he is the guy who saved her from Ekaterinburg.
Title: Re: "Clothes Make the Woman" 1928 Silent Movie
Post by: Rachael89 on January 08, 2006, 09:31:07 AM
I found this for thorough sypnsosis on Google:

Walter Pidgeon was loaned out by his parent studio Warner Bros. to star in the Tiffany-Stahl production Clothes Make the Woman. Yet another variation of the "Anastasia" legend (with a bit of Josef Von Sternberg's The Last Command thrown in), the film casts Pidgeon as a former Russian peasant who emigrates to Hollywood and becomes a powerful movie producer (such things did happen!) While producing his latest epic, Pidgeon spots a familiar-looking female extra (Eve Southern). Sure enough, the girl turns out to be the "lost" Princess Anastasia, last of the Romanoffs. Having previously fallen in love with the Princess when he shielded her from harm during the 1917 Revolution, Pidgeon decides to produce a film based on her life and experiences, with himself as the leading man. But thanks to a tragic on-set accident, Anastasia is once more lost to the world -- this time permanently. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Rachael
Title: Re: "Clothes Make the Woman" 1928 Silent Movie
Post by: sgc on July 19, 2008, 11:07:39 AM
Has anyone had the opportunity to view the movie described at the link below? Perhaps in an art house or maybe a private screening?

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0018778/

Not particularly interested in the Anna Anderson angle of it whatsoever as I've always believed Anastasia perished with the rest of her family. However, would like to see it simply because I'm a big fan of B&W silent flicks. The film doesn't appear to be available in any home media format as of yet and most likely might never be at this point.

Title: Re: "Clothes Make the Woman" 1928 Silent Movie
Post by: Helen_Azar on July 19, 2008, 11:40:11 AM
Has anyone had the opportunity to view the movie described at the link below? Perhaps in an art house or maybe a private screening?

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0018778/

Interesting... I never heard of this film before this.
Title: Re: "Clothes Make the Woman" 1928 Silent Movie
Post by: Michael HR on July 19, 2008, 11:50:48 AM
Never heard of this one. Don't think my bank balance can take much more at preset! I have more books recently than I have in the last 10 years on the romonov family.