|Three Russian Girls|
|Directed by|| Fedor Ozep |
Henry S. Kesler
|Produced by||R-F Productions|
|Written by|| Maurice Clark |
|Starring|| Anna Sten |
|Music by||W. Franke Harling|
|Cinematography||John J. Mescall|
|Edited by|| Albrecht Joseph |
Gregg C. Tallas
|Distributed by||United Artists|
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