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Jolly Fellows

Jolly Fellows

Dec. 09, 1934Soviet Union96 Min.PG
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8.6 11 votes

Synopsis

Jolly Fellows, also known as Moscow Laughs, was the first Soviet musical film. Director, Grigori Aleksandrov, wowed not just domestic audiences, but also the international awards circuit: he won a prize for his directing at the Second Venice Film Festival.

The plot of the film is a hilarious story that takes place between Odessa and Moscow in the 1930s. A young shepherd is mistaken for a fashionable, foreign concert star. After a series of wild musical adventures, he ends up leading a jazz band and soon finds himself invited to perform at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

If you enjoy Jolly Fellow, you should absolutely check out two other classic musicals from Aleksandrov: Volga-Volga and Circus.

Jolly Fellows
Original title Весёлые ребята
IMDb Rating 7.0 833 votes
TMDb Rating 6.5 8 votes

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Cast

Leonid Utyosov isKostya Potekhin
Kostya Potekhin
Lyubov Orlova isAnyuta - the Housemaid
Anyuta - the Housemaid
Mariya Strelkova isYelena - Child of the Foreign Trade Union
Yelena - Child of the Foreign Trade Union
Fyodor Kurikhin isMortician (as F.N. Kurikhin)
Mortician (as F.N. Kurikhin)
Emmanuil Geller isMusic-hall audience member (uncredited)
Music-hall audience member (uncredited)
Yelena Tyapkina isAnyuta's Stepmother (as Ye. Tyapkina)
Anyuta's Stepmother (as Ye. Tyapkina)
Arnold Arnold isFraschini - the conductor from Paraguay (as G. Arnold)
Fraschini - the conductor from Paraguay (as G. Arnold)
Robert Erdman isGerman music teacher (as R. Yerdman)
German music teacher (as R. Yerdman)