The Child of the Carnival 1921



Ivan Mosjoukine wrote, directed and starred in this dramedy about a wealthy playboy whose life is turned upside-down when he discovers a baby boy on his doorstep. We all know where this is going but getting there is all the fun.

The Russian Revolution was a dark, dangerous time and a good number of the top stars, directors, writers and other movie personnel decided that they would rather wait the conflict out in the relative safety of Paris. The émigrés soon became beloved celebrities, their patented blend of art and crowd-pleasing won them fame and fortune across Europe. (American audiences remained more or less apathetic.) The biggest émigré star was Ivan Mosjoukine, an actor of impressive range and versatility.

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Author: Old Boy

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