9 December 2018 | ma-cortes
Entertaining and attractive romantic adventure about war between the Russian army and Tartars
It is set 19th Century when Tartar riots took place, as they invaded Russia commanded by Feofar Khan : Valery Inkijinoff . The violent invasion separates Russian mainland from the Russian far east : Siberia. The Tartars tribes have overrun Russian empire and creating a serious threat. Experienced Colonel Michael Strogoff : Curd Jurgens, is called to Czar
palace to carry out a risked mission , there he is received by the empress : Simone Valere , who asks him for caring her nephew, an arrogant and impetuous prince who is battling Tartars at the far country . As when the obstinate prince is vanquished by Tartars, he attempts to commit himself suicide, but Strogoff avoids it . The army expedition heads for enemy territory and along the way they suffer several dangers : depletion of supplies and transport, poisened waters, and camels are being
killed, among others. Things go wrong when a traitor shows in the midst and they are subsequently imprisoned. Meanwhile, Strogoff falls in love for a beautiful singer, Capucine.
This sequel contains adventures, noisy action, a love story and impressive battle scenes. This is the following to Michael Strogoff 1956 by Carmine Gallone starred by Jurgens, Francoise Fabian and Sylva Koscina, in which Strogoff also battled Tartars and by the way he was blinded by a nasty enemy. In this Triumph of Strogoff there are breathtaking fights and spectacular battles that are staged with vitality and stylish. As well as noisy horse charges and explosions when the resourceful Strogoff infiltrates into the Tartar stronhold to free the prince by using dynamite. This adventurous movie relies heavily on the ambivalent relationship between Strogoff and a suspect singer as well as with a proud, presuntuous prince. It packs a colorful cinematography and a thrilling musical score by Christian Chevallier . The motion picture was professionally directed by Victor Tourjansky. He was a good artisan working from the silent cinema to the sixties, making several films, especially Adventures and Dramas such as Herodes the great, Prisoner of the Volga, The Cossacks, The Pharaoh's woman , A queen for Caesar , The governor, The goddess of love, Walz king, Seal of confession.
This Michael Strogoff novel by Jules Verne has got numerous cinematic renditions, such as : 1926 silent version also directed by Victor Tourjansky. 1936 with Anton Wallbrook, Akim Tamiroff, Elizabeth Allan. Mexican recounting 1944 by Miguel Maria Delgado with Julian Soler, Lupita Tovar. 1956 by Carmine Gallone with Curd Jurgens, Sylva Koscina, Francoise Fabian, Gerard Buhr. Strogoff 1950 with John Philip Law, Hiram Keller, Delia Boccardo. GermanTv series 1975 with Raymund Harmsturf. Italian Miniseries 1999 by Fabrizio Costa with Paolo Seganti, Lea Bosco. And French TV film with Anthony Delon as Michael Strogoff.