Women Of All Nations (Fox Film Corporation, 1931)

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Based on Characters created by Laurence Stallings and Maxwell Anderson, Women of all Nations was the the third film to feature the characters of Jim Flagg and Harry Quirt. Although listed in the credits, all of Humphrey Bogart’s scenes were cut prior to the film’s release. Bela Lugosi appears as a prince with an harem. According to the contract which he signed on March 7th 1931, Lugosi was paid $1000 per week for his role. Lugosi and Edmund Lowe appeared together in The Silent Command (1923), Chandu the Magician (1932), Gift of Gab (1934) and Best Man Wins (1935).

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Production Company: Fox  Film Corporation

Director: Raoul Walsh

Second Assistant Director: Earl Rettig

Screenplay: Barry Conners

Based on the Flagg and Quirt characters created by Laurence Stallings and Maxwell Anderson

Cinematography: Lucien N. Andriot

Music: Reginald H. Bassett

Music Direction: Carli D. Elinor

Art Direction: David S. Hall

Production Manager: Archie Buchanan

Sound Recording: George Leverett

Editor: Jack Dennis

Property Master: Don B. Greenwood

Running Time: 72 minutes

Copyright Number: LP2246, May 15 1931

Cast:

Victor McLaglen: Sergeant Jim Flagg

Edmund Lowe: Sergeant Harry Quirt

Greta Nissen: Elsa

El Brendal: Olsen

Fifi D’Orsay: Fifi

Marjorie White: Margie aka Pee Wee

T. Roy Barnes: Captain of the marines

Bela Lugosi: Prince Hassan

Joyce Compton: Kiki

Jesse De Vorska: Izzie Kaplan

Charles Judels: Leon

Marion Lessing: Gretchen

Ruth Warren: Ruth

Humphrey Bogart: Stone (scenes deleted)

Max Davidson: Izzie Kaplan’s father

Mischa Auer: Prince Hassan’s aide

Curley Dresden: Mullen

Arthur McLaglen: A marine

Otto Meyer: Busher 

Cecelia Parker

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 Oregonian, May 29, 1931

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The New York Times, May 30, 1931

THE SCREEN

War, Women and Wine.

Those rivals in love and friends in war, Flagg and Quirt, who first came to light in the play, “What Price Glory?” are at it again in “Women of All Nations,” the current pictorial attraction at the Roxy. They are impersonated respectively by Victor McLaglen and Edmund Lowe, the players who figured in the same rôles in the film of “What Price Glory?” and also in that money-making meretricious production, “The Cock-Eyed World.” This new contribution is reminiscent of “The Cock-Eyed World.” It has the same reprehensible sort of fun, which succeeded in provoking the much-desired gusts of laughter from an audience at the first showing yesterday afternoon. Messrs, McLaglen and Lowe are aided in their low comedy by El Brendel, who is a private in the marines, while Flagg and Quirt are top sergeants in the same force. Raoul Walsh, director of “The Cock-Eyed World,” is also responsible for the far from subtle activities of this offering, which is one that will probably please those who liked its predecessor. It begins with flashes of the World War and then swings to the Panama Canal, where Quirt enjoys the satisfaction of escorting Flagg to the brig and locking him up. Following that, Flagg has his innings when he is a recruiting sergeant and Quirt endeavors to keep the wolf from the door by running a feminine beauty parlor. The place is raided and Flagg only considers saving Quirt from the police when the latter consents to liquidate an old debt and rejoin the marines. In this film, the events take Flagg and Quirt, to Sweden, where the leathernecks are supposed to be on a good-will mission. Here the rivals encounter Elsa, a dainty blonde, but they also meet her sweetheart, Olaf, who proves himself to be more than an equal for Flagg, Quirt and Olsen (Mr. Brendel). Olaf in rage throws the three marines through a wall and, according to a later report from Elsa, he subsequently tore down the whole building, which gives a faint idea of the stuff of which this screen story consists. In course of time the adventurers are beheld in Turkey, where they learn that Elsa has become a favorite of the much-feared Prince Hassam, whose wives are many. The ribald activities here are devoted partly to Flagg and Quirt climbing over a wall to visit Elsa; then their being hidden. Unknown to each other, in two different closets, while the ubiquitous Olsen is in a third. Prior to the scenes in Turkey it might be stated that Flagg and Quirt go to Nicaragua, where a wall falls on Quirt, and when the zealous Flagg and his men succeed in rescuing him from the débris, all Quirt wants to know is what kept them so long. It is a fractious tale with what might pass for Rabelaisian humor. Messrs McLaglen and Lowe do their best to serve it with what is wanted. The feminine contingent consists of Greta Nissen, Fifi Dorsay and Marjorie White. Bela Lugosi fills the part of the polygamist, Prince Hassam. War, Women and Wine.  WOMEN OF ALL NATIONS, directed by Raoul Walsh; produced by the Fox Film Corporation. At the Roxy.  Sergeant Flagg . . . . . Victor McLaglen  Sergeant Quirt . . . . . Edmund Lowe  Elsa . . . . . Greta Nissen  Olsen . . . . . El Brendel  Fifi . . . . . Fifi Dorsay  Pee Wee . . . . . Marjorie White  Captain of Marines . . . . . T. Roy Barnes  Prince Hassan . . . . . Bela Lugosi  Stone . . . . . Humphrey Bogart  Kiki . . . . . Joyce Compton  Izzie . . . . . Jesse De Vorska  Leon . . . . . Charles Judels

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Boston Herald, May 30, 1931

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Charlotte Observer, May 31, 1931

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Idaho Statesman, June 7, 1931

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Morning Olympian, June 14, 1931

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