The Scarlet Lady (1928 film)

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The Scarlet Lady
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Directed by Alan Crosland
Produced by Harry Cohn
Starring Lya de Putti
Don Alvarado
Cinematography James Van Trees
Edited byFrank Atkinson
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
August 1, 1928
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States
English titles

The Scarlet Lady is a 1928 American silent drama film, written by Bess Meredyth and directed by Alan Crosland. It was produced and distributed by Columbia Pictures. [1] [2]



During the Russian Civil War, Lya seeks refuge from Cossack soldiers at the palace of Prince Nicholas. She becomes his majordomo and they fall in love, but Nicholas expels her after learning she is a revolutionary and the former mistress of the Bolshevik leader Zaneriff. After returning to her home village, Lya becomes a terrorist. She reencounters Nicholas in disguise as a servant after the Red Army captures his palace. After he is discovered and sentenced to death, she rescues him and they escape together. [3]



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  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:The Scarlet Lady
  2. The Scarlet Lady at
  3. "The Scarlet Lady". Retrieved January 15, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The Scarlet Lady
  5. The Scarlet Lady at Arne Anderson's Lost Film Files:list of lost Columbia films - 1928