Tag Archives: 1940s

Dream
7.2

Dream

Nov. 11, 1941

Dream

The spiritual and material misery of a group of people inhabiting the hotel of the title during the War.
General Suvorov
6.9

General Suvorov

Jan. 23, 1941

General Suvorov

Primarily a biographical documentary about the military career of Alexander Vasilvich Suvorov, who was Field Marshal of the armies of Catherine ...
Kutuzov
7.1

Kutuzov

Jun. 06, 1943

Kutuzov

A biopic about Prince Kutuzov, the defeater of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Masquerade
6.9

Masquerade

Jan. 01, 1941

Masquerade

Taken from a Lermentov play, Sergey Gerasimov’s Maskarad (1941) begins when beautiful Nina (Makarova) loses a bracelet during a masked ...
My Universities
6.6

My Universities

Mar. 01, 1940

My Universities

My Universities (Moi universiteti) is the last installment of Russian director Mark Donskoy’s “Maxim Gorki” trilogy. Having ...
Mashenka
7.5

Mashenka

Apr. 09, 1942

Mashenka

The tumultuous life of a young telegraph operator during the war years.
Kashchey the Immortal
7.2

Kashchey the Immortal

Jan. 15, 1944

Kashchey the Immortal

A beautiful maiden, Marya Morevna, gives her prospective husband, the mighty warrior Nikita Kozhemyaka, three riddles to solve before ...
Vassilisa the Beautiful
7.4

Vassilisa the Beautiful

Based on a Russian folk tale, Vasilisa Prekrasnaya (Vasilisa the Beautiful) is about a father whose three sons go out to finds themselves brides. ...
The Turning Point
6.3

The Turning Point

Jul. 19, 1945

The Turning Point

A Soviet 1945 film directed by Fridrikh Ermler based on a screenplay by Boris Chirskov. The film was one of the Cannes top prize winners of 1946.
The Village Teacher
6.6

The Village Teacher

Jun. 06, 1947

The Village Teacher

A life-long story of a romantic school teacher who left imperial St. Petersburg for teaching country children. Driven by noble intentions to ...
Cossacks of the Kuban
6.7
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Cossacks of the Kuban

Jun. 06, 1949

Cossacks of the Kuban

In the steppes of the Kuban love is born on two collective farms while wheat is (enthusiastically) gathered. Galina, the energetic chairwoman of ...
Ivan the Terrible, Part I
7.7

Ivan the Terrible, Part I

Ivan the Terrible was Sergei Eisenstein’s final film, created as the Soviet Union was being overrun by Nazi Germany. The biopic film is a ...
Cinema-Circus
6.0

Cinema-Circus

Jan. 01, 1942

Cinema-Circus

One of a handful of animated short propaganda cartoons (“political posters”) that survived World War II. This one, introduced by ...