The Yellow Ticket (1918)

11/21/1918 (DE) Drama 47m
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"The Yellow Ticket" (aka "The Devil's Pawn") was directed by Vicor Janson and Eugen Illes as a German project shot partially in Warsaw. A story of a Jewish girl forced to hide her identity in order to attend medical school in St. Petersburg, the movie is a melodrama of multiple oppression. Lea, as played by Negri, is at a disadvantage as a woman, an orphan and a Jew -- and yet has immense persistence and an insatiable ambition of becoming a doctor. The film includes more than one plot twist (the final one further complicating the issue of Lea's identity), but it's first and foremost a testimony to a spirit impossible to suppress.

  1. Victor Janson


  2. Eugen Illés


  3. Paul L. Stein


  4. Hanns Kräly


  5. Hans Brennert


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  1. Pola Negri

    Pola Negri

    Lea, the Professor's Adopted Daughter

  2. Harry Liedtke

    Harry Liedtke

    Demetri, a Medical Student

  3. Victor Janson

    Victor Janson

    Ossip Storki

  4. Adolf E. Licho

    Professor Stanlaus

  5. Werner Bernhardt

    Astanow, a Student

  6. Guido Herzfeld

    Scholem Raab

  7. Margarete Kupfer

    Margarete Kupfer

    Dance Hall Proprietress

  8. Marga Lindt


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The Yellow Ticket

Original Title Der gelbe Schein

Status Released

Original Language German

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