Though a gifted rider, young Cossack Lukashka (John Gilbert) would sooner idle away his time than engage a Turk in combat─much to the disgust of his chieftain father (Ernest Torrence) and childhood sweetheart (Renée Adorée). After the whole community turns its back, the humiliated horseman proves himself on the field of battle. Thrilling take on the Tolstoy tale co-stars Nils Asther, Paul Hurst. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.