The Blackguard (novel)

The Blackguard is 1923 novel by Raymond Paton. It is a melodrama set during the Russian Revolution of 1917. A French violinist rescues a Russian princess from execution at the hands of revolutionaries led by his former mentor.


The film was adapted for the screen when a silent film The Blackguard (1925) was made as a co-production between the British Gainsborough Pictures and the German UFA Studios.[1] The film was directed by Graham Cutts.


  1. ^ Cook p.16-17


  • Cook, Pam (ed.). Gainsborough Pictures. Cassell, 1997.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa story: a history of Germany's greatest film company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.