Directors: N. Solovyov, Iosif Gindin, screenplay: Anver Bikchentayev, text by: Mark Lanskoy, camera: Anatoly Nazarov, Konstantin Sobol, misic: Husain Akhmetov, Rauf Murtazin, sound: Lev Valter
390 SOVETSKAYA TATARIYA (SOVIET TATARIYA)
1950, 39 min., color
Director: Anatoly Granik, K. Posdnyakov, screenplay: Boris Yampolsky, camera: Alexander Ksenofontov, misic: Nazib Zhiganov, sound: Lev Valter, voice over: Ruvim Vygodsky
391 SOVETSKAYA UDMURTIYA (SOVIET UDMURTIYA)
1950, 39 min., color
Director: Yan Frid, screenplay: Nikolai Rozhkov, text by: Semyon Nagorny, poems by: Yelena Ryvina, camera: Veniamin Levitin, misic: Orest Yevlakhov, sound: Pyotr Vitsinsky, voice over: Ruvim Vygodsky
392 ADYGEISKAYA AVTONOMNAYA OBLAST (ADYGEI AUTONOMOUS REGION)
1951, 39 min., color
Directors: Vladimir Vengerov, Iosif Gindin, screenplay: Dmitry Kostanov, Mark Lanskoy, text by: Mark Lanskoy, camera: Anatoly Nazarov, Ilya Goldberg, misic: Venedikt Pushkov, sound: Alexander Ostrovsky
393 AUL KUBACHI (KUBACHI VILLAGE)
1951, 17 min., color
Directors: Nadezhda Kosheverova, Mikhail Shapiro, screenplay: Nadezhda Kosheverova, Nikolai Lebedev, camera: Georgy Shurkin, misic: Gotfrid Gasanov, sound: Arnold Shargorodsky
394 BELINSKY (BELINSKY)
1951, 102 min., b/w
Director: Grigory Kozintsev, screenplay: Yuri German, Yelena Serebrovskaya, Grigory Kozintsev, camera: Andrei Moskvin, Mark Magidson, Serrgei Ivanov, production designer: Yevgeny Yeney, misic: Dmitry Shostakovich, sound: Ilya Volk
Cast: Sergei Kurilov, Alexander Borisov, Georgy Vitsin, Yuri Tolubeyev, Nina Mamayeva, Mikhail Nazvanov, Boris Dmokhovsky, Vladimir Belokurov, Igor Gorbachev
The film is focused on life and creative activities of Vissarion Belinsky, a Russian author and literary critic. Episodes of his work in the “Notes of Fatherland” magazine, meetings with progressive-minded Russian writers Mikhail Lermontov, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev and Nikolai Nekrasov, his presence at the premiere of “Inspector General” at Maly Theatre and his trip to Novgorod to the exiled writer Alexander Gertsen demonstrate the strong personality of the lead character of the film, an outstanding
figure in Russian culture.
395 KARELO-FINSKAYA SSR (KARELIAN-FINNISH SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLIC)
1951, 62 min., color
Director: Alexander Ivanov, screenplay: Alexander Sadovsky, Alexander Ivanov, text by: Semyon Nagorny, camera: Viktor Chulkov, Alexander Ksenofontov, Vyacheslav Gordanov, Viktor Maksimovich, sound: Lev Valter, Ivan Dmitriyev, voice over: Leonid Khmara
396 KEMERI (KEMERI)
1951, 16 min., color
Written and directed by: Semyon Timoshenko, text by: Inna Filimonova, camera: Vyacheslav Gordanov, misic: Adolf Skulte, sound: Lev Valter, Pyotr Vitsinsky
Directors: Iosif Heifits, Semyon Derevensky, screenplay: Iosif Heifits, Ivan Voronin, camera: Yevgeny Shapiro, Alexei Sysoyev, misic: Galina Ustvolskaya, sound: Alexander Bekker, voice over: Leonid Khmara
398 SVET V KOORDI (LIGHT IN KOORDI)
1951, 98 min., color
Director: Gerbert Rappaport, screenplay: Hans Leberekht, Yuri German, camera: Sergei Ivanov, production designer: Semyon Malkin, misic: Eugen Kapp, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Georg Ots, Alexander Randviyr, Valentina Tern, Ilmar Tammur, Rudolf Nuude, Evi Rayer, Hugo Laur, Lembit Rayala, Ants Eskola
Loosely based on the novel of the same title by Hans Leberekht dealing with the struggle for establishing the collective farm system in a post-war Estonian village.
The authors of the film were honored the Stalin’s Prize of the USSR.
399 SOVETSKAYA KABARDA (SOVIET KABARDA)
1951, 41 min., color
Directors: Anatoly Granik, Tamara Rodionova, screenplay: Khachim Teunov, V. Vasilenko, text by: Boris Yampolsky, camera: Sergei Ivanov, Muzakir Shurukov, misic: Leon Khodzha-Einatov, sound: Grigory Elbert, voice over: Leonid Khmara
Director: Yan Frid, screenplay: Ts. Galsanov, Yefim Uchitel, text by: Semyon Nagorny, Boris Savransky, camera:Mikhail Magid, Lev Sokolsky, Alexander Zavyalov, Viktor Maksimovich, misic: Andrei Pashchenko, sound: Arnold Shargorodsky, voice over: Leonid Khmara
401 U SEVERNYKH MOREI (NEAR THE NORTHERN SEAS)
1951, 39 min., color
Director: Alexander Faintsimmer, screenplay: David Dar, camera: A. Dubkov, Veniamin Levitin, Solomon Belenky, Viktor Chulkov, misic: Vladimir Deshevov, Sergey Shatiryan, sound: Ivan Dmitriyev
402 V ZAILIYSKOM ALATAU (IN ZAILIYSKY ALATAU)
1952, 21 min., color
Director: Mikhail Korotkevich, screenplay: Dmitry Snegin, Mark Lanskoy, camera: Alexander Xenofontov, text: Mark Lanskoy, sound: Grigory Elbert
403 ZHIVOY TRUP (A LIVING CORPSE)
1952, 181 min., b/w
Written and directed by: Vladimir Vengerov, camera: Yevgeny Shapiro, production designer: Semyon Malkin, sound: Alexander Bekker
Cast: Nikolai Simonov, Galina Inyutina, Yelizaveta Time, Alexander Dubensky, Elizaveta Zhikhareva, Yakov Malyutin, Oleg Lebzak, Bruno Freindlich, Mikhail Yekaterininsky, Konstantin Adashevsky
A screen version of the performance staged by the Leningrad State Academic Pushkin Drama Theatre, produced by Vladimir Kozhich and Antonin Dawson (based on a novel of the same title by Lev Tolstoy).
404 KONTSERT MASTEROV ISKUSSTV (A CONCERT GIVEN BY MASTERS OF ART)
1952, 90 min., color
Directors: Alexander Ivanovsky, Herbert Rappoport, camera: Sergey Ivanov, sound: Grigory Elbert
The Symphony Orchestra of the Leningrad Philharmonic Society, the State Folk Dance Company under the direction of Igor Moiseyev; Cast: Maxim Mikhailov, Nina Guselnikova, Galina Ulanova, Vladimir Preobrazhensky, Leokadia Maslennikova, Sergey Lemeshev, Sophia Preobrazhenskaya, Natalya Dudinskaya, Konstantin Sergeyev, Veronika Borisenko, Alla Shelest, Semyon Kaplan, Tatyana Vecheslova, Igor Belsky; producer: Kirill Kondrashin
The picture comprising individual concert items involves prominent Moscow and Leningrad companies and masters of art.
405 NAVSTRECHU ZHIZNI (MEETING LIFE HALF-WAY)
1952, 82 min., color
Director: Nikolai Lebedev, screenplay: Katerina Vinogradskaya, camera: Veniamin Levitin, production designer: Victor Savostin, misic: Vasily Solovyev-Sedoy, sound: Alexander Ostrovsky, Lev Valter
Loosely based on “Little Star”, a story by Ivan Vasilenko.
406 RAZLOM (THE SPLIT)
1952, 153 min., b/w
Directors: Pavel Bogolyubov, Yuri Muzykant, camera: Anatoly Nazarov, production designers: Nikolai Suvorov, Ivan Ivanov, misic: Victor Voloshinov, sound: Lev Valter
Cast: Vitaly Polizeimako, Vasily Sofronov, Yelena Granovskaya, Valentina Kibardina, Nina Olkhina, Nikolai Korn, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Alexander Larikov
Based on the performance staged by the Leningrad Gorky Drama Theatre; producers: Alexander Sokolov, Ivan Zonne; playwright: Boris Lavrenev.
The tempestuous events of the spring and summer of 1917 in Petrograd have caused a split in the family of Bersenev, commanding officer of “Zarya” cruiser. In spite of being of noble birth, he sympathizes with the “Zarya” seamen who refuse to carry out the order of the Provisional Government to disarm the ship. Bersenev's elder daughter sides with her father...
407 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (RIMSKY-KORSAKOV)
1952, 114 min., color
Directors: Grigory Roshal, Gennady Kazansky, screenplay: Anna Abramova, Grigory Roshal, camera: Mikhail Magid, Lev Sokolsky, production designers: Nikolai Suvorov, Abram Veksler, misic: Yuri Sviridov, sound: Arnold Shargorodsky
Cast: Grigory Belov, Nikolai Cherkasov, Alexander Borisov, Lilia Gritsenko, Victor Khokhryakov, Lilia Sukharevskaya, Alexander Ognivtsev, Yevgeny Lebedev, Sergey Kurillov, Bruno Freindlich
Petersburg. Late 19th century. Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is in the prime of his creative ability. His new opera “Sadko”, turned down by the Imperial Theatre, is being staged by a private opera house owned by the renown patron of arts Savva Mamontov. The audience is greatly impressed by “Sadko”.
“Sadko” is followed by the composer's masterpieces: “Mozart and Salieri”, “The Tsar's Bride”, “The Fairy Tale of Saltan the Tsar”, the fairy tale opera titled “The Golden Cockerel”.
408 ALEKO (ALEKO)
1953, 60 min., color, stereo
Director:Sergey Sidelev, screenplay: Anna Abramova, Grigory Roshal, camera: Anatoly Nazarov, production designers: Abram Veksler, Victor Volin, misic: Vasily Solovyev-Sedoy, sound: Arnold Shargorodsky
Cast: Alexander Ognivtsev, Mark Reisen, Inna Zubkovskaya, Svyatoslav Kuznetsov, Bronislava Zlatogorova
A screen version of the opera of the same title by Sergey Rakhmaninov based on “The Gipsies”, a romantic poem of the same title by Alexander Pushkin.
At the railway terminal the grandmother of the Moscow boy Alyosha, who is in his third year at school, happened to miss her friend and her granddaughter coming to visit her. The hospitable Alyosha meets them and it takes him all day to show them the beautiful and clean Moscow, the capital's high buildings, the new metro stations, the wide avenues...
410 VESNA V MOSKVE (A SPRING IN MOSCOW)
1953, 108 min., b/w
Directors:Joseph Heifitz, Nadezhda Kosheverova, camera: Vladimir Levitin, Sergey Ivanov, production designer: Semyon Malkin, misic: Alexei Zhivotov, sound: Alexander Bekker
Cast: Galina Korotkevich, Vladimir Petrov, Yuri Bublikov, Anatoly Kuznetsov, Vladimir Taskin, Lev Shostak, Lyudmila Ponomaryeva, Anatoly Abramov, Alexandra Trishko
A vivacious, cheerful picture based on a performance featuring the post-war life of young Soviet people staged by the Leningrad New Theatre; producer and production designer: Nikolai Akimov, playwright: Victor Gusev.
411 VRAGI (THE ENEMIES)
1953, 157 min., b/w
Director: Tamara Rodionova, camera: Yevgeny Kirpichev, Alexei Sysoyev, production designer: Bella Manevich, sound: Alexander Becker
Cast: Vasily Sofronov, Yelena Granovskaya, Nikolai Korn, Valentina Kibardina, Nina Olkhina, Ivan Yefremov, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Alexander Larikov
Based on the performance staged by the Leningrad Gorky Drama Theatre producer: Alexandra Rashevskaya; playwright: Maxim Gorky.
412 GORYACHEYE SERDTSE (THE BURNING HEART)
1953, 179 min., b/w
Director: Gennady Kazansky, camera: Alexander Xenofontov, production designers: Victor Volin, Bella Manevich, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Gennady Michurin, Alla Belousova, Tamara Alyoshina, Alexander Borisov, Konstantin Kalinis, Konstantin Skorobogatov, Konstantin Adashevsky
Based on the production of the Leningrad Pushkin State Academic Drama Theatre of the play by Alexander Ostrovsky directed by Vladimir Kozhich, Antonin Dawson.
413 ZVANY UZHIN (RAZBITYYE MECHTY) (THE DINNER PARTY (THE SHATTERED DREAMS)
1953, 31 min., color
Director: Friedrich Ermler, screenplay: Vladimir Mass, Mikhail Chervinsky, Friedrich Ermler, camera: Apollinary Dudko, production designer: Isaac Makhlis, misic: Gavriil Popov, sound: Alexander Bekker
Cast: Igor Ilyinsky, Anna Lisyanskaya, Nina Mamayeva, Boris Zhukovsky
What is the best and quickest way to get one's career in motion? Sure enough, by licking the bosses' boots. Thus the insignificant Pyotr Petrovich invented a birthday and invited all the management to his party.
When everything is ready for the distinguished guests, the door leading from the room to the corridor happens to slam. Pyotr Petrovich is rushing about the locked room. He has no key. What's to be done?
The satire turned out so stinging that the picture was not allowed on the screen until 1962, and then under a different name.
414 LES (THE FOREST)
1953, 170 min., b/w
Directors: Vladimir Vengerov, Semyon Timoshenko, camera: Solomon Belenky, Muzakir Shurukov, production designer: Nikolai Suvorov, sound: Arnold Shargorodsky
Cast: Yelizaveta Time, Klavdia Trofimova, Vasily Merkuryev, Konstantin Kalinis, Yuri Tolubeyev, Alexander Borisov, Georgy Kulbush, Konstantin Adashevsky
Based on the production of the Leningrad Pushkin State Academic Drama Theatre of the play by Alexander Ostrovsky directed by Vladimir Kozhich, Antonin Dawson.
415 LYUBOV YAROVAYA (LYUBOV YAROVAYA)
1953, 154 min., b/w
Director: Jan Fried, camera: Apollinary Dudko, Alexei Sysoyev, production designer: Victor Savostin, misic: Venedict Pushkov, sound: Lev Valter
Cast: Zoya Karpova, Alexander Mazayev, Valentina Kibardina, Vitaly Polizeimako, Igor Gorbachev, Yelena Granovskaya, Alexander Larikov, Yephim Kopelyan, Yelena Nikitina
Based on the performance staged by the Leningrad Gorky Drama Theatre, Director: Ivan Yefremov; playwright: Konstantin Trenyev
The Civil War years. A small southern town that keeps changing hands. The teacher Lyubov Yarovaya is helping the underground revolutionary committee. Unexpectedly, she meets her husband, Lieutenant Yarovoy, deemed killed in World War I...
416 MASTERA RUSSKOGO BALETA (THE RUSSIAN BALLET MASTERS)
1953, 83 min., color
Director: Herbert Rappaport, screenplay: Konstantin Sergeyev, camera: Sergey Ivanov, production designer: Semyon Mandel, misic: Venedict Pushkov, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Galina Ulanova, Natalya Dudinskaya, Konstantin Sergeyev, Maya Plisetskaya, Pyotr Gusev, Yuri Zhdanov, Igor Belsky, Vakhtang Chabukhiani
The picture is a selection of theme extracts from ballets: “The Swan Lake” by Pyotr Chaikovsky, “The Bakhchisaray Fountain” and “The Paris Flames” by Boris Asafyev.
The film was awarded eight Premiums of the Classical Ballet Section at the III International Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1954) and the Special Grand Prix of the European Films Week in Paraguay (1954).
417 NAD NEMANOM RASSVET (IT'S DAWN OVER THE NEMAN)
1953, 86 min., color, co-production with the Lithuanian Picture Studio
Director: Alexander Feinzimmer, screenplay: Yuozas Baltushis, Yevgeny Gabrilovich, camera: Andrei Moskvin, production designer: Semyon Malkin, misic: Balis Dvarionas, sound: Ilya Volk
Cast: Uozas Siparis, I. Lautsus, Algimantas Voschikas, Yuozas Miltinis, A. Jodkayte, Irena Leonavichute
The picture features the post-war strengthening of a Lithuanian Collective Farm and the struggle against the vestiges of the past rooted in the people's minds.
418 TENI (THE SHADOWS)
1953, 111 min., b/w
Directors: Nikolai Akimov, Nadezhda Kosheverova, camera: Mikhail Magid, Lev Sokolsky, production designers: Nikolai Akimov, Bella Manevich, misic: Dmitry Tolstoy, sound: Ilya Volk
Cast: Valentin Lebedev, Vladimir Petrov, Galina Korotkevich, Vera Budreyko, Yuri Bublikov, Anatoly Abramov
A screen version of the performance by the Leningrad Lensoveta Theatre. Production and design: Nikolai Akimov, playwright: Mikhail Saltykov-Schedrin.
419 SLUGA DVUKH GOSPOD (A SERVANT TO TWO MASTERS)
1953, 108 min., b/w
Director: Adolph Bergunker, camera: Alexander Xenofontov, production designers: Alexei Rudyakov, Alexei Fedotov, misic: Vladimir Deshevov, sound: Arnold Shargorodsky
Cast: Ivan Palmu, Lyudmila Makarova, Boris Ryzhukhin, Lev Semyonov, Inna Yefremova, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Olga Ovcharenko, Mikhail Ivanov
Based on the Leningrad Gorky Drama Theatre production. Director: Grigory Nikulin, playwright: Carlo Goldoni
420 SON BOLELSCHIKA (A FAN'S DREAM)
1953, 4 min., color
Director: Herbert Rappaport
The picture is a screen version of the hit of the 50-s: a jest dance performed by the State Dancing Company of the USSR under the direction of Igor Moiseyev.
A snoozing “fan” dreams of rushing onto a football field, becoming part of the game and employing terrific tricks to help “his” team.
421 CHEST TOVARISHCHA (A COMRADE'S HONOUR)
1953, 84 min., color
Director: Nikolai Lebedev, screenplay: Boris Izyumsky, Leonid Zhezhelenko, camera: Veniamin Levitin, production designer: Victor Savostin, misic: Vladimir Maklakov, sound: Lev Valter
Cast: Konstantin Skorobogatov, Boris Kokovkin, Gennady Michurin, Vladimir Druzhnikov, Yuri Tolubeyev, Vladimir Birtsev, Yevgeny Novikov, Lev Frichinsky, Nina Grebeshkova, Vasily Merkuryev
Based on “The Scarlet Shoulder-Straps”, a story by Boris Izyumsky.
Major Bakanov, the new tutor of the Suvorov Military School, had to start with sorting out the problem between the undergraduate Gennady Pashkov and his comrades. The self-indulging, self-centered Gennady was arrogant, capable of mocking a boy-and-girl friendship and letting a friend down. The teacher's experience and time alter the conduct of the young man who was giving himself airs, and by graduation time Pashkov's friends are sure that he will make a good officer.
422 BOLSHAYA SEMYA (A BIG FAMILY)
1954, 109 min., color
Director: Joseph Heifitz, screenplay: Vsevolod Kochetov, Sokrat Kara, camera: Sergey Ivanov, production designers: Victor Volin, Victor Savostin, misic: Venedict Pushkov, sound: Arnold Shargorodsky
Cast: Sergey Lukyanov, Boris Andreyev, Vera Kuznetsova, Alexei Batalov, Sergey Kurillov, Yelena Dobronravova, Nikolai Sergeyev, Pavel Kadochnikov, Nikolai Gritsenko
Based on “The Zhurbins”, a novel by Vsevolod Kochetov.
Young Alexei Zhurbin, his father Ilya, his grandfather Matvey, his brothers Anton and Victor, his girlfriend Katya, the old craftsman Basmanov who is a family friend — all of them are unique and original. The old people's friendship and the young love evoke feeling and sympathy. The spectators are moved by the trials encountered by Alexei and Katya in their private life, by Victor's wife Lida leaving the Zhurbin family, by the sincere and touching intention of the old craftsman Ilya to master the basics of algebra...
The film got the Honorary Diploma of the International Film Week in Mexico (1955).
The cast of the film was awarded the Premium for the Best Actors’ Work at the YIII International Film Festival in Cannes, France (1955).
423 GEROI SHIPKI (THE SHIPKA HEROES)
1954, 123 min., color, co-production with “Bulgarfilm”
Filmed historical epic
Director: Sergey Vasilyev, screenplay: Arkady Perventsev, camera:Mikhail Kirillov, production designers: Mikhail Bogdanov, Gennady Myasnikov, R. Popov, misic: Nikolai Kryukov, Philip Kutev, sound: Alexander Babiy, Boris Antonov, K. Shopov
Cast: Ivan Pereverzev, Victor Avdyushko, Georgy Yumatov, Konstantin Sorokin, Petko Karlukovsky, Apostol Karamitev, Stefan Peychev, Zheni Bozhinova, Katya Chukova, Yevgeny Samoylov, Sergey Papov
The 1870-s. The Bulgarian patriots have risen against the centuries of Turkish rule. Russia comes to the aid of her Slavic brothers. The Russian soldiers and the Bulgarian volunteers are fighting side by side. Just as the friendship of characters grew in battle, so did the friendship of the film crews of the two countries grow in working on the picture, giving birth to the Bulgarian film industry.
The film was awarded the Premium for the Best Film Director’s Work at the YIII International Film Festival in Cannes, France (1955).
424 ZAPASNOY IGROK (THE RESERVE PLAYER)
1954, 83 min., color
Written and directed by: Semyon Timoshenko, camera: Yevgeny Shapiro, production designer: Semyon Malkin, misic: Isaac Dunayevsky, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Georgy Vitsin, Vsevolod Kuznetsov, Pavel Kadochnikov, Tatyana Konyukhova, Valentina Ushakova, Mark Bernes, Vladimir Belokurov
With the decisive Cup Finals game coming up, the best “Blue Arrows” football team player Sasha Vesnushkin makes a requirement to consolidate the team with “star” players of other teams. He has no faith in the ability of his comrades. The coach replaces Sasha with his brother Vasya, the “Blue Arrows” reserve player and champion, whom he has given some good schooling.
425 ZELYONY DOL (THE GREEN DALE)
1954, 58 min., b/w
Director: Tamara Rodionova, screenplay: Sergey Antonov, camera: Alexander Xenofontov, Yevgeny Kirpichev, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Nikolai Kosarev
Cast: Boris Ryzhukhin, Arina Bedrintseva, Natalya Rashevskaya, Seryezha Podmasteryev, Pyotr Lobanov, Edward Bredun
Petya Ivanov, a schoolboy, gets a letter from a prominent scientist, containing 20 seeds of the extremely productive wheat of a new grade. Petya and his school friends decide to establish a trial plot. Apprehensive of the grown-ups taking away their seeds, the kids do everything in secrecy...
426 KORTIK (THE DIRK)
1954, 88 min., b/w
Directors: Vladimir Vengerov, Mikhail Schweizer, screenplay: Anatoly Rybakov, Innokenty Gomello, camera: Veniamin Levitin, production designers: Alexei Rudyakov, Alexei Fedotov, misic: Boris Arapov, sound: Lev Valter
Based on a novel of the same title by Anatoly Rybakov.
Two boys, Misha and Genka, are helping Commissar Polevoy trace Nikitsky, leader of the White bandit gang; years ago, in front of the seamen, Nikitsky killed a naval officer and wanted to take his antique dirk, but Polevoy kept the blade. All this time Nikolsky, who only got the sheath, has been after the dirk.
The boys find out that the dirk is connected with an ancient mystery which can be revealed only with the dirk sheathed. Finally, Nikitsky is seized, and the sheath recovered.
427 UKROTITELNITSA TIGROV (THE LADY TAMER OF| TIGERS)
1954, 101 min., color
Directors: Alexander Ivanovsky, Nadezhda Kosheverova, screenplay: Klementy Mintz, Yevgeny Pomeschikov, camera: Apollinary Dudko, production designers: Abram Veksler, Semyon Mandel, misic: Mikhail Weinberg, sound: Alexander Bekker
Cast: Lyudmila Kasatkina, Pavel Kadochnikov, Leonid Bykov, Pavel Sukhanov, Konstantin Sorokin, Nina Urgant, Boris Eder, Tatyana Peltser
The famous motor racer Yermolayev accepts the invitation of the circus director and puts together an impressive stunt — a motorcycle jump performed under the circus dome. Behind stage he meets the modest circus employee Lena who dreams of the glittering, picturesque art of the circus. She becomes Yermolayev's assistant.
About to leave on a long tour, Lena gets a chance to make her long-time dream come true and work with tigers. Yermolayev, in love with Lena, leaves without her. Time passes. Yermolayev has a new assistant. Lena becomes a tamer of tigers, and the night of her debut comes...
The film was awarded the Diploma of the II International Film Festival in Darban, Republic of South Africa (1955).
428 GVOZD PROGRAMMY (THE HIT OF THE SHOW)
1955, 30 min., b/w
Written and directed by: Nikolai Lebedev, camera: Vitaly Chulkov, production designer: Mikhail Krotkin, misic: Anatoly Vladimirtsev, Georgy Nosov, sound: Anna Volokhova
The picture mocks the Collective Farm Chairman putting obstacles in the way of amateur talent activities.
429 DVA KAPITANA (THE TWO CAPTAINS)
1955, 98 min., color
Director: Vladimir Vengerov, screenplay: Veniamin Kaverin, Yevgeny Gabrilovich, camera: Apollinary Dudko, production designer: David Vinitsky, misic: Oleg Karavaychuk, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
Cast: Alexander Mikhailov, Olga Zabotkina, Anatoly Adoskin, Yevgeny Lebedev, Borya Belyayev, Lyuda Bezuglaya, Borya Arakelov, Inna Kondratyeva, Leonid Gallis, Tatyana Peltser, Bruno Freindlich
A screen version of a novel of the same title by Veniamin Kaverin.
Sanya Grigoryev, a teenage boy from the town of Ensk, comes across a dead postman's bag containing a package of letters recounting the tragic end of Captain Tatarinov's Arctic expedition. He goes to Leningrad and enters the school where Katya, the Arctic explorer's daughter, is a student, telling her about the letters. The love for Katya and the letters of her father are behind Sanya's firm decision to become an Arctic pilot and find the trace of the vanished expedition.
The war-time hardships, the treachery of a school friend and the slander of Captain Tatarinov's brother who had destroyed the expedition complicate the search which Sanya relentlessly pursues.
The film was awarded the Diploma for the Film Director’s Work at the International Children Film Festival in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1956).
430 DVENADTSATAYA NOCH (THE TWELFTH NIGHT)
1955, 90 min., color
Written and directed by: Jan Fried, camera: Yevgeny Shapiro, production designer: Semyon Malkin, misic: Alexei Zhivotov, sound: Boris Khutoryansky
Cast: Clara Luchko, Alla Larionova, Vadim Medvedev, Mikhail Yanshin, Georgy Vitsin, Vasily Merkuryev, Bruno Freindlich, Sergey Filippov
A screen version of a comedy of the same title by William Shakespeare.
431 DELO (THE CASE)
1955, 97 min., b/w
Filmed stage performance
Director: Gennady Kazansky, camera: Vitaly Chulkov, production designer: Ivan Ivanov, misic: Dmitry Tolstoy, sound: Anna Volokhova
Cast: Alexander Gultsen, Vladimir Taskin, Pavel Pankov, Yuri Bublikov, N. Lukinov, Galina Korotkevich, Dmitry Bessonov, Vsevolod Kuznetsov
Based on the play of the same title by Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin staged at the Lensoveta Drama Theatre, produced and designed by Nikolai Akimov.
432 DELO RUMYANTSEVA (THE RUMYANTSEV CASE)
1955, 103 min., color
Director: Joseph Heifitz, screenplay: Yuri German, Joseph Heifitz, camera: Mikhail Magid, Lev Sokolsky, production designers: Isaac Kaplan, Bella Manevich, misic: Venedict Pushkov, sound: Arnold Shargorodsky
Cast: Alexei Batalov, Ninel Podgornaya, Sergey Lukyanov, Gennady Yukhtin, Vladimir Lepko, Yevgeny Leonov, Nikolai Kryuchkov, Victor Chekmaryev, Ants Eskola, Pyotr Lobanov
The long distance trucker Sasha Rumyantsev unintentionally becomes an accomplice to a crime committed by the manager of his trucking company. The honest guy is accused of stealing a truckload of goods in scarce supply. Together, the employees of the trucking company rise to the defense of their friend, helping the investigator Colonel Afanasyev find and expose the real criminals.
The film was awarded the Prize for the Creation of a New Personality Image at the IX International Film Festival in Czechoslovakia (1956).
433 MAXIM PEREPELITSA (MAXIM PEREPELITSA)
1955, 94 min., b/w
Director: Anatoly Granik, screenplay: Ivan Stadnyuk, camera: Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designer: Victor Savostin, misic: Vasily Solovyev-Sedoy, sound: Nikolai Kosarev
Cast: Leonid Bykov, Alexander Borisov, Lyudmila Kostyrko, Nikolai Yakovchenko, Georgy Vitsin, Konstantin Sorokin
A merry, witty comedy about a mischievous guy from a Ukrainian village being drafted into the Army, to become a smart, disciplined soldier.
434 MIKHAYLO LOMONOSOV (MIKHAYLO LOMONOSOV)
1955, 104 min., color
Director: Alexander Ivanov, screenplay: Leonid Rakhmanov, camera: Mikhail Magid, Lev Sokolsky, production designer: Nikolai Suvorov, misic: Venedict Pushkov, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
Cast: Boris Livanov, Asta Vihandi, Ants Eskola, Janis Osis, Vladimir Soshalsky, Alexei Konsovsky, Vladimir Belokurov
The picture features the great Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov.
After several years of studying in Germany Lomonosov returns to his motherland to embark on the years of persistent struggle to establish the native Russian science, to found centers of true science in St. Petersburg and Moscow, and to start the Moscow University.
435 NEOKONCHENNAYA POVEST (AN UNFINISHED STORY)
1955, 100 min., color
Director: Friedrich Ermler, screenplay: Konstantin Isayev, camera: Anatoly Nazarov, production designers: Isaac Kaplan, Bella Manevich, misic: Gavriil Popov, sound: Alexander Bekker
Cast: Elina Bystritskaya, Sergey Bondarchuk, Sophia Giatsyntova, Yevgeny Samoylov, Yevgeny Lebedev, Alexander Larikov, Yuri Tolubeyev, Erast Garin
The local doctor Yelizaveta Maximovna sees and restores to health lots and lots of patients.
The talented shipbuilder Yershov afflicted by the misfortune of leg paralysis proves to be the most “difficult” one yet. Consistently trying out various treatment courses she strives to help Yershov, who falls in love with his physician. Yershov's mother and Doctor Aganin, who is in love with Yelizaveta Maximovna, put obstacles in the path of their happiness...
436 OVOD (THE GADFLY)
1955, 102 min., color
Director: Alexander Feinzimmer, screenplay: Yevgeny Gabrilovich, camera: Andrei Moskvin, production designer: Yevgeny Yeney, misic: Dmitry Shostakovich, sound: Ilya Volk
Cast: Oleg Strizhenov, Marina Strizhenova, Nikolai Simonov, Vladimir Etush, Vadim Medvedev, Vladimir Chestnokov, Ruben Simonov
Loosely based on a novel of the same title by Ethel Lillian Voynich.
The picture is set in Italy in the 1930-s.
Young Arthur falls prey to the treachery of his confessor, who, from his confession, learned of the existence of the “Young Italy” secret society and reported it to the Austrian gendarmes. Arthur's friends condemn him as a traitor. At the same time Arthur finds out that the priest Montanelli, his spiritual instructor whom he used to worship as a pillar of honesty and infallibility, has broken his vow of celibacy and is in fact his father. Arthur vanishes...
Thirteen years go by; the Italian national movement for freedom is championed by the brave and resolute revolutionary going by the name of Rivarez, who comes up with a publication denouncing the reactionary government and Catholic clergy...
437 SLEDY NA SNEGU (THE TRACKS ON THE SNOW)
1955, 82 min., color
Director: Adolph Bergunker, screenplay: Georgy Bryantsev, camera: Veniamin Levitin, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Orest Yevlakhov, sound: Arnold Shargorodsky
Cast: Vladimir Krasnopolsky, Vladimir Gusev, Yevgenia Tan, Pavel Reshetnikov, Konstantin Adashevsky, Oleg Zhakov
The picture features the post-war fight of the Soviet people against saboteurs and spies.
The leader of a geological party is killed in the taiga. A team flies out from Moscow to begin the search for the assassin. During the chase, their Yakut hunter guide, who discovered a strange trail in the taiga, finds his death. The situation becomes even more complicated...
438 SHCHASTYE ANDRUSA (ANDRUS' LUCK)
1955, 94 min., b/w
Director: Herbert Rappaport, screenplay: Hans Lebreht, camera: Sergey Ivanov, production designer: Victor Volin, misic: Eugene Kapp, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Ann Adusson, Ants Lauter, Ita Ever, Hugo Laur, R. Peramets, K. Vaha, Rudolf Nuude, Kalje Kijsk, Yuri Jarvet
A screen version of “The Captains”, a novel by Hans Lebreht.
439 TALANTY I POKLONNIKI (TALENTS AND FANS)
1955, 89 min., b/w
Directors: Andrei Apsolon, Boris Dmokhovsky, screenplay: Leonid Lyubashevsky, camera: Heinrich Marandzhyan, production designers: Abram Veksler, Nikolai Suvorov, misic: Yephim Sirotkin, Dmitry Tolstoy, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Tatyana Lennikova, Pavel Kadochnikov, Boris Smirnov, Yekaterina Aleksandrovskaya, Konstantin Skorobogatov, Yevgeny Lebedev, Gennady Michurin, Nikolai Trofimov, Tamara Alyoshina
A screen version of a play of the same title by Alexander Ostrovsky.
440 CHUZHAYA RODNYA (STRANGE KIN)
1955, 89 min., b/w
Director: Mikhail Schweizer, screenplay by: Vladimir Tendryakov based on his novel “Ill Suited”, camera: Vyacheslav Fastovich, production designer: Nikolai Suvorov, misic: Andrei Paschenko, sound: Lev Valter
Cast: Nikolai Rybnikov, Nonna Mordyukova, Nikolai Segeyev, Yelena Maximova, Stepan Krylov, Lyubov Malinovskaya, Leonid Kmit
The tractor driver Fyodor enters the narrow, stuffy little world of the Ryashkin family with its long-time rigid life standards. Having married their handsome daughter Stesha, he wants to bring sounds of modern life into their stagnant world. Encountering resolute opposition of the Ryashkins and Stesha's doubts, Fyodor leaves his wife.
Truly loving her husband and continuing to love her parents, the young woman is faced with the question, what's to be done?