Director: Joseph Shapiro, screenplay: Boris Laskin, Leonid Likhodeyev, camera: Vadim Grammatikov, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Alexander Kolker, sound: Yevgeni Nesterov
Cast: Ivan Dmitriyev, Lyudmila Arinina, Lev Lemke, Alexander Demyanenko, Igor Dmitriyev, Alexei Smirnov
Some hack-workers of art came to a small resort as part of a visiting company... As their bad luck would have it, vacationing there were some students of a Theatre Institute, who ardently rose against the banality and spiritual surrogate offered by the variety show “actors”...
Cast: Vladimir Smirnov, Yuri Astafyev, Ivan Krasko, Maya Bulgakova, Alexander Sokolov, Marina Neyelova, Rolan Bykov, Oleg Borisov, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Gennadi Poloka
Based on the novel of the same title by Mark Twain.
720 PYATAYA CHETVERT (THE FIFTH QUARTER)
1972, 87 min., color, wide screen
Director: Grigori Aronov, screenplay: Mikhail Kurayev, camera: Eduard Rozovski, production designer: Yuri Kulikov, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Cast: Seryozha Gorbovski, Igor Urumbekov, Yuri Tolubeyev, Igor Dobryakov, Oleg Belov
Loosely based on the story of the same title by Georgi Mikhasenko.
During his vacation, the thirteen-year schoolboy Anton Zorin went to visit his elder brother Leonid involved in the construction of a hydropower plant in Siberia. There he met and made friends with some wonderful people. Life set him certain tasks and taught certain lessons, putting the teenager through his “fifth quarter”.
721 SINIYE ZAITSY (THE BLUE HARES)
1972, 69 min., color, wide screen
Director: Vitaly Aksyenov, screenplay: Mark Rozovski, camera: Nikolai Stroganov, production designer: Igor Vuskovich, misic: Maxim Dunayevski, sound: Natalya Levitina
Cast: Alexander Filippenko, Valentina Telichkina
The circus clown Sasha makes a fascinating journey about the country, getting acquainted with the culture and original art of various indigenous peoples.
722 TABACHNY KAPITAN (THE TOBACCO CAPTAIN)
1972, 80 min., color
Director: Igor Usov, screenplay: Vladimir Vorobyev, camera: Alexander Dibrivny, production designer: Igor Vuskovich, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Grigori Elbert
Cast: Vladlen Davydov, Nataliya Fateyeva, Nikolai Trofimov, Sergei Filippov, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Georgi Vitsyn, Yevgeni Shapin
Loosely based on the play of the same title by Nikolai Aduyev.
Peter I sends Anton Svinyin, a son of a boyar accompanied by his manservant, to Holland to study navigation. But abroad, Anton just enjoys himself to abandon, sending his servant to attend his lessons.
Yet, the time comes to return to his motherland, where Tsar Pyotr holds Svinyin to the test...
723 UCHITEL PENIYA (THE SINGING-MASTER)
1972, 86 min., color, wide screen
Director: Naum Bierman, screenplay: Emil Braginski, camera: Alexander Chirov, production designers: Victor Volin, Yevgeni Gukov, misic: Veniamin Basner, sound: Boris Khutoryanski
Cast: Andrei Popov, Lyudmila Ivanova, Irina Alferova, Yevgeni Yevstigneyev, Alexander Demyanenko, Lyudmila Arinina, Georgi Shtil, Olga Volkova, Vera Titova, Nikolai Boyarski
Yefrem Nikolayevich Solomatin is vivacious and witty. He cherishes an everlasting love for music and for his vocation, pedagogy, dreaming of establishing schools with a thorough musical training. Unobtrusively, tactfully, engaging his sense of humor, he is nourishing the love for music, life, and people in his students...
724 A VY LYUBILI KOGDANIBUD? (HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE?)
1973, 84 min., color, wide screen
Director: Igor Usov, screenplay: Oleg Mitin, camera: Alexander Dibrivny, production designer: Igor Vuskovich, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Alla Maltseva, Vladimir Puchkov, Lyudmila Shagalova, Sergei Filippov, Georgy Vitsin, Panteleimon Krymov, Yelena Anderegg
Mothers and fathers always know best whom their children should be in love with... however, as often as not children fail to agree with their parents on this point. Mother thinks that Mitya should love Lilya, whereas Mitya is in love with Olya... and this gives rise to the conflict in this amusing comedy.
725 BLOKADA (THE SIEGE)
1973, Film I — “Luzhsky Rubezh” (“Luga Line of Defense”), 109 min., Film II — “Pulkovsky Meridian” (“Pulkovsky Meridian”), 76 min.; color, wide format
Director: Mikhail Yershov, screenplay: Arnold Vitol, Alexander Chakovsky, camera: Anatoly Nazarov, production designer: Mikhail Ivanov, misic: Veniamin Basner, sound: Irina Volkova, song lyrics: Mikhail Matusovsky
Cast: Yuri Solomin, Yevgeny Lebedev, Irina Akulova, Lev Zolotukhin, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Mikhail Ulyanov, Boris Gorbatov, Daniil Sagal, Juozas Budraitis, Vladimir Zeldin
Based on a novel of the same title by Alexander Chakovsky.
The story is built around one of the most tragic pages of the Great Patriotic War, i.e. the siege of Leningrad.
The plot features the great battle for the city, the headquarters activities, everyday life at the front-line, and the Leningraders’ heroic labor efforts in the besieged city.
The film was awarded the Vasilyev Brothers’ State Premium of the RSFSR (1980).
726 VOZVRASCHENNY GOD (THE YEAR RETURNED)
1973, 25 min., b/w
Director: Mikhail Ordovsky, screenplay: Vladimir Maramzin, Mikhail Ordovsky, camera: Nikolai Zhilin, production designer: Viktor Amelchenkov, misic: Georgy Firtich, sound: Betty Livshitz
Cast: Ivan Dmitriyev, Nikolai Volkov, Yevgeny Leonov
An unusual story centered on the unexpected return to an elderly engine-driver of a year of his life “loaned” from him by somebody long ago...
727 VSADNIK BEZ GOLOVY (HEADLESS RIDER)
1973, 103 min., color, wide format
Director: Vladimir Weinshtock, screenplay: Vladimir Vladimirov, Pavel Finn, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designers: Grachiya Mekinyan, Yakov Rivosh, misic: Nikita Bogoslovsky, sound: Tigran Silayev
Cast: Lyudmila Savelyeva, Oleg Vidov, Alehandro Lugo, Eslinda Nunyez, Alexander Milokosty, Ivan Petrov, Arne Yksyla
Based on a novel of the same title by Mayne Reid.
Texas. Middle of the 19th century. End of war, resulting in the Americans drawing the indigenous Indian inhabitants off their native lands. This is the background setting off the love story of Morris Gerald, the freedom-loving mustanger, and Louise Pointdeckster, the daughter of a plantation owner.
728 GDE ETO VIDANO, GDE ETO SLYKHANO (UNSEEN AND UNHEARD OF)
1973, 4 novelettes almanac based on short stories by Viktor Dragunsky
1. GDE ETO VIDANO, GDE ETO SLYKHANO (UNSEEN AND UNHEARD OF)
26 min., color
Director: Boris Gorlov, screenplay: Maria Zvereva, camera: Rostislav Davydov, production designer: Larisa Shilova, misic: Isaac Schwartz, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Cast: Seryezha Krupenikov, Alesha Sirotkin, Andrei Petrov, Antonina Pavlycheva
Denis Korablev, a boy in his early years of school who lacks musical talent, volunteers to render popular satirical verse (chastushki) in a morning performance at his school; the following transpires...
2. KAPITAN (CAPTAIN)
31 min., color
Director: Ayan Shakhmalieva, screenplay: Marina Zvereva, camera: Boris Timkovsky, production designer: Marxen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Isaac Schwartz, sound: Tigran Silayev
Frolicsome Denis Korablev and his chum Misha Slonov are late to their class again. The boys seem to have a good reason: they had been helping to catch an escaped eagle belonging to school’s mini-zoo — but sure enough, nobody will believe them...
729 DVER BEZ ZAMKA (LOCKLESS DOOR)
1973, 92 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Adolph Bergunker, screenplay: Alexander Borschagovsky, camera: Viktor Karasyev, production designer: Aleksei Rudyakov, misic: Vladislav Kladnitsky, sound: Eleonora Kazanskaya
Cast: Zhanna Prokhorenko, Yuri Kamorny, Lubov Sokolova, Irina Akulova, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Mikhail Medvedev, Aleksei Kozhevnikov, Yuri Goncharov, German Kolushkin
Right after his wedding Pyotr leaves on his first run as a ship’s captain, taking Dasha to stay with his mother in her village. Feeling ill at ease at her mother-in law’s, Dasha finds herself a job at the local dock, lodging at her place of work... On his return, Pyotr offends his wife by a foolish suspicion...
730 DOKER (DOCKER)
1973, 74 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Yuri Rogov, screenplay: Georgy Kholopov, camera: Yevgeny Mezentsev, Ernst Yakovlev, production designer: Mikhail Krotkin, misic: Alexander Mnatsakanyan, sound: Boris Andreyev
Cast: Yevgeny Leonov-Gladyshev, Mari Dzhanashiya, Nikolai Gritsenko, Yefim Kopelyan, Rolan Bykov, Yelena Sanayeva, Igor Yefimov
Based on a novel of the same title by Georgy Kholopov
A seventeen-year-old lad dreams of accomplishing a feat on a worldwide scale. But his everyday life involving a job in a harbor serves to convince him that there is always room for heroic feats and deeds.
731 ZDES NASH DOM (THIS IS WHERE OUR HOME IS)
1973, 135 min., color, wide screen
Director: Viktor Sokolov, screenplay: Ignati Dvoretsky, camera: Vladimir Chumak, production designer: Viktor Volin, misic: Andrei Petrov, sound: Galina Golubeva
Cast: Vladimir Zamansky, Irina Miroshnichenko, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Pyotr Velyaminov, Vasily Merkuryev, Oleg Zhakov, Vsevolod Sanayev, Alexander Borisov, Fyodor Odinokov, Leonid Nevedomsky
The leading character is Alexei Cheshkov, a foundry engineer, — young, ambitious, self-assured, abrupt with a measure of straightforwardness, but a decent and honest person. He is a person of a new social structure — and ahead of those who stick to old-fashioned ways of doing things with use of habitual methods; hence the inevitable conflicts...
732 IGRA (THE GAME)
1973, 63 min., b/w
Director: Leonid Makarychev, screenplay: Alexander Basargin, Andrei Ladynin, camera: Nikolai Pokoptsev, production designer: Viktor Amelchenkov, misic: Vladislav Kladnitsky, sound:Boris Antonov
Director: Irina Povolotskaya, screenplay: Alexander Chervinsky, camera: Valery Fedosov, production designer: Valery Yurkevich, sound: Eleonora Kazanskaya
Cast: Viktor Fokin, Yelena Prudnikova, Natalya Martinson, Tatyana Peltzer, Igor Vladimirov, Alisa Freindlich, Mikhail Kozakov, Yefim Kopelyan, Leonid Bronevoy, Rolan Bykov
The characters are a team of architects working in a design shop.
The team has recently been joined by Ilya Fyodorov, who is studying by correspondence and acting as architect. He is a mature person who knows what he is after... yet, his actions are often hard to explain and even paradoxical... Still, just as his colleagues, Ilya is committed to his job and is working on a new design.
Director: Leonid Kvinikhidze, screenplay: Sergei Potepalov, camera: Vyacheslav Fastovich, production designer: Boris Bykov, misic: Vladislav Uspensky, sound: Galina Gorbonosova
Cast: Oleg Borisov, Alexander Belyavsky, Vasily Korzun, Nonna Terentyeva, Vladimir Tatosov, Yefim Kopelyan, Mikhail Volkov, Alexander Kaydanovsky, Grigory Gay, Valentin Nikulin, Algimantas Masyulis
Loosely based on the “Engineer Garin’s Hyperboloid”, science fiction novel by Alexei N. Tostoy.
Russia. The 1920-s. Pyotr Garin, a gifted engineer, has invented a unique apparatus — a hyperboloid emitting a “lethal ray” of great destructive power. With its help, Garin is out to conquer the world.
735 OPOZNANIYE (THE IDENTIFICATION)
1973, 92 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Leonid Menaker, screenplay: Adkady Poltorak, Yevgeny Zaitsev, Leonid Menaker, camera: Vladimir Kovzel, production designer: Yuri Pugach, misic: Yakov Vaisburd, sound: Mikhail Lazarev
Baron Karl Ludwig von Oster, owner of a vast concern, one of the industrial tycoons of the Federal Republic of Germany sentenced in the course of Nurnberg Trial, has been released by the American military administration and is busy testing a new type of weapon. The story is built around the battle fought in court by the military criminal and the journalist Ingrid Kyn.
736 O TEKH, KOGO POMNYU I LYUBLYU (OF THOSE I REMEMBER AND CHERISH)
Cast: Lyudmila Chursina, Anya Aleksakhina, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky, Alexander Demyanenko, Fyodor Nikitin, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Vatslav Dvoretsky, Lev Durov, Eleonora Shahkova, Yefim Kopelyan
Based on Veniamin Kaverin’s novel of the same title
The picture is focused on Tatyana Vlasenkova, an outstanding scientist, who is an intelligent, energetic and tough woman. She is a fighter by nature, who won’t put up with meanness or callousness, while possessed of a sensitive heart and a delicate and susceptible soul...
738 PLOKHOY KHOROSHY CHELOVEK (A BAD GOOD PERSON)
1973, 100 min., color, wide screen
Written and directed by: Iosif Heifitz, camera: Henrich Marandzhyan, production designer: Isaac Kaplan, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Oleg Dal, Vladimir Vysotsky, Lyudmila Maksakova, Anatoly Papanov, Anatoly Azo, Yuri Medvedev, Georgy Korolchuk, Lubov Malinovskaya, Igor Yefimov, Anhel Gutierrez, Andrei Apsolon
Loosely based on “Duel”, a story by Anton Chekhov
A dramatic story about the relationship of two young people, Layevsky and von Koren, their implacability and antagonistic natures resulting in a duel. The action unfolds in the 1890-s in a small town in the south of Russia.
739 PRAKTIKANT (TRAINEE)
1973, 22 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Sergei Danilin, screenplay: Tatyana Kaletskaya, camera: Valery Mironov, production designer: Ivan Ivanov, misic: Nikolai Martynov, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
A student of an oil business technical school has been sent to a oil mining rig in the northern taiga for on-the-job training. In these tough conditions, the young man is not just putting his professional skills to test, but also building up his personality.
740 SLOMANNAYA PODKOVA (A BROKEN HORSE SHOE)
1973, 80 min., color, wide screen
Director: Semyon Aranovich, screenplay: Vladimir Vladimirov, Pavel Finn, camera: Yevgeny Shapiro, Dmitry Dolinin, production designer: Yuri Pugach, misic: Romuald Grinblat, sound: Harry Belenky
Cast: Sergei Yursky, Marina Neyelova, Vladimir Razumovsky, Vitautas Paukshte, Bronyus Babkauskas, Janis Tooming, Stanislav Sokolov, Valentin Skulme, Lev Lemke, Vladimir Tatosov
Loosely based on “Drama in Liflandia”, a story by Jules Vernes.
Jules Ardan, a French aeronaut travelling on a balloon, happens to find himself in Revel. Here he meets Doctor Peterson and his daughter Leida. Leida’s fiance is being pursued by the gendarmes. Banker Schmidt’s son is murdered in the city; the suspect is Peterson... Jules Ardan undertakes to investigate the crime...
741 SOLYONY PYES (SALTY DOG)
1973, 68 min., color
Director: Nikolai Koshelev, screenplay: Fyodor Knorre, camera: Alexei Gambaryan, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Vladislav Uspensky, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Vladimir Menshov, Tatyana Shestakova, Nikolai Lavrov, Boris Arakelov, Vitautas Paukshte, Viktor Perevalov, Nadezhda Zhilinskaya, Nikolai Kuzmin, Tamara Urzhumova
It so happened that a homeless dog, a clever mongrel, was picked up in a port by Soviet sailors who named him Salty. During a brief stay in one of the ports, the favorite of the crew fails to return on board, and they have to cast off without him...
742 STARIYE STENY (OLD WALLS)
1973, 96 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Viktor Tregubovich, screenplay: Anatoly Grebnev, camera: Edward Rozovsky, production designer: Grachiya Mekinyan, misic: Georgy Portnov, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Cast: Lyudmila Gurchenko, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Yevgenya Sabelnikova, Vera Kuznetsova, Yevgeny Kindinov, Fyodor Odinokov, Boris Arakelov, Boris Gusakov
Anna Georgiyevna is the director of a weaving factory in a small town in the vicinity of Moscow. Her work requires a lot of physical and mental effort and self-resignation. As it often happens, her private life has not turned out well, her daughter has grown up and moved out... Unexpectedly, what seemed like minor adventure in a health resort develops into a deep feeling.
The film was awarded the Vasilyev Brothers’ State Premium of the RSFSR (1976).
Time of peace. Yet, at the border point where the State frontiers are being guarded, life is never quiet and routine, but rather intense and severe. Hence those who, whether intentionally or unintentionally, become members of this military family, undergo a test for courage and fortitude...
746 V TO DALYEKOYE LETO (DURING THAT FARAWAY SUMMER)
1974, 74 min., color, wide screen
Director: Nikolai Lebedev, screenplay: Yevgeny Mishin, camera:Semyon Ivanov, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Vladimir Maklakov, sound: Anna Volokhova
Cast: Larisa Baranova, Volodya Magdenkov, Igor Yefimov, Antonina Pavlycheva, Lilya Gurova, Olya Bondaryeva, Lena Orlova
Loosely based on a story of the same title by Natalya Nadezhdina.
The faraway summer of 1941... The disaster threatening the country has called not just the adults to battle with the enemy. The picture features the young partisan Larisa Mikheyenko, her heroic deed and her courage.
747 VESENNIYE PEREVERTYSHY (THE SPRING TURN-AROUND GAMES)
1974, 85 min., color, wide screen
Director: Grigory Aronov, screenplay: Vladimir Tendryakov, camera: Valery Fedosov, production designer: Vsevolod Ulitko, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Cast: Roman Madyanov, Larisa Malevannaya, Nikolai Penkov, Lev Durov, Nikolai Grinko, Dima Zarubin
Based on a story of the same title by Vladimir Tendryakov.
All of a sudden, the thirteen-year-old Dyushka Tyagunov comes to understand that his next-door neighbor, the little girl Rimka, resembles the beautiful Natali Pushkina, whereas his classmate Lyevka has infected him with his love for mathematics... many more unusual things started to happen to Dyushka, as if the habitual world he used to live in started to play “turn-around” games with him...
748 VRACHA VYZYVALY? (DID YOU CALL THE DOCTOR?)
1974, 70 min., color
Director: Vadim Gauzner, screenplay: Izrail Metter, camera: Oleg Kukhovarenko, production designer: Vladimir Gasilov, misic: Oleg Karavaychuk, sound: Harry Belenky
Cast: Natalya Popova, Roman Tkachuk, Alexander Ovchinnikov, Oleg Basilashvili, Leonid Bronevoy, Maya Bulgakova, Vera Titova, Zoya Fyodorova, Panteleymon Krymov
The film depicts the demanding work of the young general practitioner Katya Luzina, newly graduated from the medical institute and willing to commit herself to the chosen vocation, recognizing just how difficult it sometimes is to help people overcome their pain and ailments...
749 DEN PRIYEMA PO LICHNYM VOPROSAM (VISITORS’ DAY FOR PERSONAL MATTERS)
1974, 85 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Solomon Shuster, screenplay: Pyotr Popogrebsky, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Georgy Kropachev, misic: Boris Tischenko, sound: Galina Lukina
Cast: Anatoly Papanov, Oleg Zhakov, Yuri Komarov, Zinaida Sharko, Vladimir Zamansky, Oleg Basilashvili, Lyudmila Maksakova, Mikhail Khizhnyakov, Ivan Solovyov, Georgy Burkov, Alexander Susnin
The spectators witness one working day of Boris Dmitriyevich Ivanov, manager of a major trust. His decisions affect not just the achievement of the planned quarterly figures, but also the fates of many people... This day the outward victory turns into a spiritual defeat for the energetic, resolute and enterprising Ivanov.
750 ESHCHE NE VECHER (IT’S NOT EVENING YET)
1974, 83 min., color, wide screen
Director: Nikolai Rozantsev, screenplay: Maya Ganina, camera: Alexander Chirov, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Nikolai Chervinsky, sound: Galina Golubeva
The day has come for the main female character to understand that her children are grown up, and it is time she took care of herself. Back in the wartime, at the age of fifteen she came to work at the factory she tied her whole life with. Thus, when offered the position of foreman, she took it without stopping to think...
Director: Vitaly Melnikov, screenplay: Alexander Gelman, Tatyana Kaletskaya, camera: Yuri Veksler, production designers: Bella Manevich, Rimma Narinyan, misic: Oleg Karavaychuk, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Cast: Alla Mescheryakova, Stanislav Lyubshin, Lev Durov, Lyudmila Zaytseva, Vasily Merkuryev, Vladimir Tatosov, Kira Kreylis-Petrova, Lorentz Arumanyan, Armen Khostikyan, Oleg Belov
Kseniya Ivanova is working on a construction site. Late in life, at the age of thirty, she married Fyodor Petrov, a driver. So their shared home and hearth are the first ones for both of them... The life lying ahead of them is complicated enough, demanding generosity of heart, subtlety and the gift of understanding and sparing from each of them.
752 MIR NIKOLAYA SIMONOVA (THE WORLD OF NIKOLAI SIMONOV)
1974, 75 min., color
Director: Vladimir Shredel, screenplay: Lev Marhasev, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Marxen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Albert Preslenev, sound: Vladimir Yakovlev
Cast: Nikolai Nikiforov, Igor Gorbachev, Konstantin Adashevsky, Galina Karelina, Yuri Tolubeyev, Vadim Medvedev, Bruno Freindlich, etc
Reminiscences of Nikolai Simonov, People’s Actor of the USSR, of his life and creative activities, offered by his friends and colleagues: Igor Gorbachev, Konstantin Adashevsky, Galina Karelina, Yuri Tolubeyev, Vadim Medvedyev, Bruno Freindlich.
753 NE BOLIT GOLOVA U DYATLA (THE WOODPECKER HAS NO HEADACHES)
1974, 73 min., color, wide screen
Director: Dinara Asanova, screenplay: Yuri Klepikov, camera: Dmitry Dolinin, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Yevgeny Krylatov, sound: Boris Andreyev
Cast: Sasha Zhezlyaev, Lena Tsyplakova, Sasha Bogdanov, Ira Obolskaya, Yekaterina Vasilyeva, Nikolai Grinko, Denis Kozlov, Andrei Nikitin, Mikhail Svetin, Boris Lebedinsky
Seva Mukhin, called Mukha (“The Fly”) by his friends, is a gifted person who dreams of becoming a musician playing percussion instruments in a group. He hears music everywhere: in the creak of the old gates, in the patter of the rain, even in the woodpecker’s rattle... Mukha is fourteen, he yearns to assert himself... but everybody sees him as the little brother of the famous basketball player Mukhin. Will this go on forever?
754 NEZNAKOMY NASLEDNIK (THE UNFAMILIAR HEIR)
1974, 80 min., color, wide screen
Directors: Gennadi Kazansky, Oleg Dashkevich, screenplay: Afanasi Belov, camera: Nikolai Stroganov, production designer: Vladimir Gasilov, misic: Vasily Solovyev-Sedoy, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
Cast: Mikhail Pugovkin, Yevgeny Gerasimov, Lyudmila Shagalova, Svetlana Akimova, Viktor Pavlov, Georgy Shtil, Fyodor Odinokov, Alexander Demyanenko, Igor Dobryakov, Sergei Danilin
Alexei Petrovich Kuznetsov, Head of Production Section, is trying to inculcate a love for their vocation and for their construction site upon young builders. He has to assume the capacity of work superintendent, teacher, and sometimes even that of a diplomat... he is wholeheartedly striving to help the young people establish themselves and choose the right track in life...
755 ODINOZHDY ODIN (ONE TIMES ONE)
1974, 94 min., color, wide screen
Director: Gennadi Poloka, screenplay: Viktor Merezhko, camera: Yevgeny Mezentsev, production designer: Mikhail Scheglov, misic: Edward Hagagortyan, sound: Natalya Levitina
Cast: Anatoly Papanov, Nina Arkhipova, Valentina Telichkina, Nikolai Karachentsov, Tatyana Peltzer, Regina Korokhova, Svetlana Zhgun, Tatyana Oparkina, Dilorom Kambarova
On the verge of his sixtieth anniversary, after having enjoyed a good part of his life, the floor-polisher Karetnikov for the first time leaves his wife of the moment for a reason other than his own volition. Not only has he been discarded; it had to happen in full view of onlookers. On top of all this, his employers have replaced him by a mechanical floor polishing device. It is at this trying time that Karetnikov remembers all his previous wives...
756 POD KAMENNYM NEBOM (UNDER A STONE SKY)
1974, 82 min., color
Directors: Knut Andersen, Igor Maslennikov, screenplay: Siegbjern Helmeback, Yuri Nagibin, camera: Vladimir Vasilyev, production designer: Isaac Kaplan, misic: Vladimir Dashkevich, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Arne Lee, Yevgeny Leonov, Wesleymay Haslund, Nikolai Burlyayev, Oleg Yankovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko, Fyodor Odinokov, Viktor Ilyichev, Yelena Solovey, Pavel Kashlakov, Zhanna Sukhopolskaya
October, 1944. A new link is added to the chain of successive shattering blows dealt to the enemy by the Soviet Army: its name is the Far North. The armies of the Karelian Front and the marines of the Northern Fleet have defeated the fascists in the Soviet lands beyond the Polar Circle and reached the State border with Norway... The picture is a narration built around an episode of this great battle.
757 POSLEDNY DEN ZIMY (THE LAST DAY OF WINTER)
1974, 91 min., color, wide screen
Written and directed by: Vladimir Grigoryev, camera: Viktor Karasyev, production designer: Viktor Amelchenkov, misic: Adkady Gagulashvili, sound: Tigran Silayev
Cast: Lev Durov, Laymonas Noreyka, Yefim Kopelyan, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Yuri Gorobets, Yevgeny Lebedev, Lubov Malinovskaya, Ivan Krasko, Leonid Nevedomsky, Alina Olkhovskaya, Tamara Abrosimova, Andrei Sorokin, Alexander Demyanenko, Mikhail Kokshenov, Geli Sysoyev
The film is a story of the working days and holidays on a Siberian construction site and of the fight put up by the erection team leader to implement the team contract work principle which would result in major economic benefits.
758 PREMIYA (THE BONUS)
1974, 83 min., color
Director: Sergei Mikhaelyan, screenplay: Alexander Gelman, camera: Vladimir Chumak, production designers: Boris Burmistrov, Mikhail Ivanov, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Cast: Yevgeny Leonov, Vladimir Samoylov, Oleg Yankovsky, Mikhail Gluzsky, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Nina Urgant, Svetlana Kryuchkova, Alexander Pashutin, Viktor Sergachev, Leonid Dyachkov, Borislav Brondukov
An extreme situation arising in a construction trust has led to an extraordinary meeting of the Communist Party Committee... The issue under discussion is an unusual one: a team of workers led by Potapov have refused their bonus, labeling it unjustified...
The film was awarded the State Premium of the USSR (1976).
759 PYATERKA ZA LETO (A “FIVE” FOR THE SUMMER)
1974, 70 min., color, wide screen
Director: Leonid Makarychev, screenplay: Valery Popov, camera: Nikolai Pokoptsev, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, misic: Stanislav Pozhlakov, sound: Boris Antonov
Cast: Andrei Dmitriyev, Mikhail Semyonov, Marina Boykina, Georgy Shtil, Leonid Nevedomsky, Viktor Sergachev
Due to his timidity and modesty, Tolya Yeremeyev is forever alone, apart from the turbulent kids’ life in the pioneer camp. But situations arise when the boy’s honesty and fairness cannot but reveal themselves... Yet, having come forcefully forth at a time of crisis, he retreats right back into the shadows — only to see somebody else rewarded for the brave action of his...
760 SVADBA KRECHINSKOGO (KRECHNISKY’S WEDDING)
1974, 2 parts (1st — 65 min., 2nd — 63 min), color
Director: Vladimir Vorobyev, screenplay: Vladimir Vorobyev, Kim Ryzhov, camera: Heinrich Marandzhyan, production designer: Grachiya Mekinyan, misic: Alexander Kolker, sound: Arnold Shargorodsky
Cast: Viktor Kostetsky, Alla Semak, Lev Petropavlovsky, Zoya Vinogradova, Boris Smolkin, Vitaly Kopylov
Loosely based on the play of the same title by Vladimir Sukhovo-Kobylin.
761 SERZHANT MILITSII (THE MILITIA SERGEANT)
1974, 3 parts (1st- 63 min., 2nd — 65 min., 3rd — 62 min.), color
Director: Gerbert Rappaport, screenplay: Felix Mironer, camera: Rostislav Davydov, production designer: Yevgeny Gukov, misic: Alexander Mnatsakanyan, sound: Boris Khutoryansky
Cast: Alexei Minin, Lubov Sokolova, Tatyana Vedeneyeva, Ivan Krasko, Anatoly Stolbov, Alexander Alexandrov, Yevgeny Teterin, Irina Borisova, Oleg Yankovsky
Loosely based on the story of the same title by Igor Lazutkin.
762 SOLOMENNAYA SHLYAPKA (THE LADIES’ STRAW HAT)
1974, 125 min., color
Director: Leonid Kvinikhidze, screenplay: Leonid Kvinikhidze, camera: Yevgeny Shapiro, production designer: Boris Bykov, misic: Isaac Schwartz, sound: Galina Gorbonosova
Cast: Andrei Mironov, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Zinovy Gerdt, Yefim Kopelyan, Yekaterina Vasilyeva, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Mikhail Boyarsky, Mikhail Kozakov, Alisa Freindlich, Igor Kvasha, Vladimir Tatosov, Sergei Migitsko
Loosely based on the vaudeville of the same title by Eugene Labiche.
763 STRANNIYE VZROSLIYE (THOSE QUEER ADULTS)
1974, 78 min., color
Director: Ayan Shakhmaliyeva, screenplay: Adkady Minchkovsky, camera: Yuri Veksler, production designer: Marxen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Veniamin Basner, sound: Edward Vanunz
Cast: Rita Sergeyecheva, Lev Durov, Zinovy Gerdt, Yevgenya Khanayeva, Alexander Demyanenko, Alla Mescheryakova
A childless family of husband and wife who are no longer young adopted the girl Tonya who comes from an orphanage. The film is a story of the difficult establishment of their relationship, of the hard way to achieve mutual understanding for both the adults and the child.