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RKO bought the rights to the French version Michel Strogoff (1936) for $75,000, and specifically signed its star Anton Walbrook so that they could use some scenes from that movie. About 22 scenes were edited into the new version, including Siberia footage, battle footage, Tartar camps and the river on fire. The Hollywood Reporter mentioned that the new footage shot blended perfectly with the old footage.
I take your money, you take a walk.
Henry Blount: I say, but that's most frightfully one sided.
Opening credits: 1870 During the reign of Tsar Alexander II, the fate of the Russian Empire was threatened by a great Tartar uprising in Siberia ......