Tovarich (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

Tovarich (1937)





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Following the Bolshevik revolution, a pair of royal Russian aristocrats escape with the Czar's fortune--an enormous amount of money which has been entrusted to them. This romantic comedy chronicles what happens when they get to Paris, place the fortune safely in a bank and then, because they took nothing for themselves, get jobs as servants to survive.


Claudette Colbert
as Grand Duchess Tatiana Petrovna
Charles Boyer
as Prince Mikail Alexandrovitch Ouratieff
Basil Rathbone
as Gorotchenko
Anita Louise
as Helen Dupont
Melville Cooper
as Charles Dupont
Isabel Jeans
as Fernande Dupont
Maurice Murphy
as Georges Dupont
Morris Carnovsky
as Chauffourier-Dufieff
Gregory Gaye
as Gen. Count Brekenski
Montagu Love
as M. Courtois
Renie Riano
as Mme. Courtois
Fritz Feld
as Martelleau
May Boley
as Louise
Victor Kilian
as Gendarme
Heather Thatcher
as Lady Corrigan
Curt Bois
as Alphonso
Ferdinand Munier
as M. Van Hemart
Doris Lloyd
as Mme. ChauffourierDufieff
Grace Hayle
as Mme. Van Hemart
Christian Rub
as Trombone player
Tommy Bupp
as Urchin
Torben Meyer
as Servant
Alphonse Martell
as Hairdresser
Leo White
as Assistant Hairdresser
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Critic Reviews for Tovarich

All Critics (1)

Claudette Colbert has never given a prettier performance than as the grand duchess, Charles Boyer is engaging as the prince, and Basil Rathbone... is as elegant a Soviet commissar as ever made himself at home in a capitalist parlor.

July 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tovarich


Following closely on the heels of "My Man Godfrey" here is another Depression era flicker that offers the curious thrill of watching high and mighty types reduced (as it were) to servile positions. This one stars Charles Boyer and Claudette Colbert who are both powerhouse charmers in most efforts, but who are failed by a weak script that strains credulity a bit much to make its point. Still a pleasant enough effort, stolen completely by the smarmy wiles of Basil Rathbone's late entrance as, what else, villain.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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