The Command Performance

The Command Performance

Neil Hamilton
Director: Walter Lang Cast: Neil Hamilton
Neil Hamilton
, Una Merkel
Una Merkel
, Helen Ware
Helen Ware
Walter Lang


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Based on a stage play by C. Stafford Dickens, Command Performance is also beholden to The Prisoner of Zenda and other Ruritanian romances of that ilk. Neil Hamilton stars as Peter Fedor, a stage actor who bears a striking resemblance to Prince Alexis of Kordovia (also Neil Hamilton). Getting into a fight with the hotheaded Alexis, Peter gives the prince a royal shiner. Impressed by his courage, the Queen Mother (Vera Lewis) orders Peter to impersonate Alexis, who has announced that he will give up his throne if he is forced to marry the contentious Princess Katerina (Una Merkel). Peter and the Princess fall in love, whereupon the petulant Alexis is told to take a hike. Command Performance was one of several interesting if not altogether successful films produced by James Cruze for low-budget Tiffany Pictures.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/25/2014
UPC: 0089218730794
Original Release: 1931
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 52,117

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Neil Hamilton Prince Alexis
Una Merkel Princess Katerina
Helen Ware Elinor of Serblant
Albert Gran Nicholas of Kordovia
Lawrence Grant Vellenburg
Thelma Todd Lydia
Vera Lewis Elizabeth of Kordovia
Mischa Auer Duke Charles
Burr McIntosh Masoch
William Von Brincken Boyer
Murdock MacQuarrie Blondel
Jack Melford Actor
Lilli Palmer Actor
Arthur Tracy Actor

Technical Credits
Walter Lang Director
James Cruze Producer
Maude Fulton Screenwriter
Gordon Rigby Screenwriter
Charles E. Schoenbaum Cinematographer
Samuel Zierler Producer

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