Suicide Legion

  • 1937
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Well-made but routine British programmer features Carminati as an Italian soldier who brings Palmer home as his Austrian bride. Soon war breaks out between the two countries, and Palmer's brother enters Italy as a spy. He hides out with Palmer, but Carminati, loyal to his country, shoots his brother-in-law. Palmer is embittered towards her husband; she...read more

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Well-made but routine British programmer features Carminati as an Italian soldier who brings Palmer home as his Austrian bride. Soon war breaks out between the two countries, and Palmer's brother enters Italy as a spy. He hides out with Palmer, but Carminati, loyal to his country, shoots

his brother-in-law. Palmer is embittered towards her husband; she is interned as an enemy alien during the war. The two lose touch during the fighting, and, when the war is over, Carminati searches for his wife. He finally finds her in a cheap Egyptian cafe where she works as a dancer. This film

was cut from its original 73 minutes for U.S. release. High in production values with some intelligent performances, the story is too familiar and cliched to completely work--though it does have some good moments. Popular actor/singer Carminati--born in Dalmatia--had returned to Europe only two

years before this film's 1937 London release (SUICIDE LEGION didn't reach US screens until 1940) after a 10-year stint as a leading man in Hollywood films and on Broadway. Among his songs are "Sunset in Vienna" and "We'll Never Run Short of Love."

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