Storm over Asia (1938 film)
|Storm Over Asia|
|Directed by||Richard Oswald|
|Produced by||Frederic Brunn|
|Written by||Arnold Lipp |
|Starring||Conrad Veidt |
|Music by||Ralph Erwin |
|Cinematography||Philippe Agostini |
Theodore J. Pahle
|Edited by||Max Brenner |
|Distributed by||Les Films Sefert|
|21 April 1938|
Oswald had left Austria as it became an increasingly hostile working environment in the years leading up to Anchluss. It was his last film in Europe, before he moved to the United States and made three films in Hollywood. Conrad Veidt was similarly an exile from Germany, and had settled in Britain.
An adventurer gets into a series of scrapes when he tries to secure control of oil deposits in Mongolia.
Reviewing the film Variety wrote that it was "a moderately good adventure drama" and predicted it would enjoy commercial success in France due to the popularity of Conrad Veidt. Going on to observe "It's almost a one-man film and Veidt makes all there is to be made out of a story that sometimes is fantastic enough to seem ludicrous".
- Conrad Veidt as Erich Keith
- Sessue Hayakawa as Le prince Ling
- Madeleine Robinson as Suzanne
- Lucas Gridoux as Jack Murphy
- Serge Grave as Jimmy
- Paul Azaïs as Jonny le pianiste
- Robert Le Vigan as Sir Richard
- Raymond Aimos as Pierre, le pickpocket
- Alexandre Mihalesco as Le fou
- Habib Benglia as Washington-Napoléon Brown
- Michiko Tanaka as Le princesse Shô
- Roger Duchesne as Le Docteur Leclerc
- Soister p.281
- John T. Soister. Conrad Veidt on Screen: A Comprehensive Illustrated Filmography. McFarland, 2002.
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