The Rebel Son
Directed byAdrian Brunel
Albert de Courville
Alexis Granowsky
Written byAdrian Brunel (screenplay)
Nikolai Gogol (original story)
Produced byCharles David
E.C. Molinier
StarringRoger Livesey
Bernard Miles
Harry Baur
Anthony Bushell
Patricia Roc
CinematographyBernard Browne
Franz Planer
Edited byLionel Hoare
William Hornbeck
Pat Wooley
Music byStock music by Arthur Benjamin and Ernst Toch
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • 1938 (1938)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Rebel Son is a 1938 British historical adventure film directed by Adrian Brunel and starring Harry Baur, Anthony Bushell and Roger Livesey.[1][2] Patricia Roc also appears in her first screen role.[3] It is a re-working by Alexander Korda of Granowski's 1936 French film adaptation of the Russian novel Taras Bulba by Russian classic writer Nikolai Gogol, set in the 17th century Ukraine.[4]

It was also known by the alternative titles The Barbarian and the Lady or The Rebel Son of Taras Bulba.[1]



  1. ^ a b "The Rebel Son (1939)". BFI. Archived from the original on 16 April 2019.
  2. ^ "The Rebel Son" – via
  3. ^ Bergan, Ronald (31 December 2003). "Actress Patricia Roc, Rank starlet seen as the epitome of the English rose". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 31 December 2008.
  4. ^ "The Rebel's Son (1939) - Adrian Brunel, Albert de Courville, Alexis Granowsky | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie" – via