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Tag Archives: 1950s

The Communist
7.1

The Communist

Feb. 03, 1958

The Communist

The Communist is an ideologically-ridden, but also beautifully created film. Hugely popular in the Soviet Union, the movie also won its director, ...
The Killers
6.6

The Killers

Jan. 01, 1956

The Killers

The Killers (Убийцы) was Andrei Tarkovsky’s first film. He co-directed this short film along with his classmates, Alexander Gordon and ...
Fate of a Man
8.0

Fate of a Man

Aug. 01, 1959

Fate of a Man

The film debut of famed director, Sergei Bondarchuk, Fate of a Man tells the gripping story of a man who lost everything. Based on the book of ...
Ballad of a Soldier
8.2

Ballad of a Soldier

Dec. 01, 1959

Ballad of a Soldier

Ballad of a Soldier (Баллада о солдате / Ballada o soldate) is a 1959 film directed by World War Two veteran, Grigoriy Chukhray. It’s one ...
The Magic Weaver
7.2

The Magic Weaver

Jun. 06, 1959

The Magic Weaver

In The Magic Weaver, two illustrious Soviet storytellers – writer, Yevgeny Schwartz, and director, Alexander Rou – have come together ...
The Anna Cross
7.2

The Anna Cross

Jan. 01, 1954

The Anna Cross

The Anna Cross (or Anna on the Neck) is a film adaptation of the short story of the same name by Anton Chekhov. In the story, the beautiful ...
Different Fortunes
7.2

Different Fortunes

Sep. 21, 1956

Different Fortunes

Different Fortunes is a movie about young Leningraders during the 1950s. The film’s young heroes are just leaving high school and entering ...
Ivan Brovkin on the State Farm
7.0

Ivan Brovkin on the State Farm

Life on the virgin farmlands of the Soviet Union is difficult. But Ivan Brovkin can do anything! After serving in the Red Army, Ivan returns ...
Aleksa Dundic
7.0

Aleksa Dundic

May. 18, 1958

Aleksa Dundic

Aleksa Dundic (Oleko Dundich) is joint Soviet-Yugoslav production that celebrates the life and times of a famous Serbian soldier. Dundic ...
Carnival Night
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Carnival Night

Dec. 29, 1956

Carnival Night

It is the New Year’s Eve and the employees of an Economics Institute are ready with their annual New Year’s entertainment program. It ...
The Height
7.1

The Height

Apr. 27, 1957

The Height

For the construction of the plant comes a team of ironworkers, they will carry out the installation of the blast furnace according to the new ...
Miles of Fire
6.1

Miles of Fire

Nov. 01, 1957

Miles of Fire

Civil War. Southern steppes of Russia. Circumstances bring together various people: the Chekist, professor, actor, nurse and White Guard officer ...
Heroes of Shipka
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Heroes of Shipka

Aug. 12, 1954

Heroes of Shipka

Heroes of Shipka was the first solo effort for Soviet director Sergei Vasilyev, who had previously collaborated with his late brother Georgi. As ...
The Twelve Months
7.5

The Twelve Months

Dec. 30, 1956

The Twelve Months

A poor girl was given an impossible task by her stepmother: to gather snowdrops in a winter forest. Suddenly she stumbled across twelve brothers ...
A Big Family
7.0

A Big Family

Nov. 05, 1954

A Big Family

Drama based on the novel by Vsevolod Kochetov “The Zhurbin Family”. The characters of the picture are a large family of hereditary shipbuilders. ...
Tiger Girl
7.2

Tiger Girl

Jun. 06, 1954

Tiger Girl

The story is about heiress of the circus family who organizes show “Let’s get married” right in the cage for the tigers.
The Rumyantsev Case
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The Rumyantsev Case

Jun. 06, 1955

The Rumyantsev Case

A motor depot boss with links to black market traders sends the unsuspecting Rumyansev on a flight with stolen goods. On the road, the chauffer ...
Old Man Khottabych
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Old Man Khottabych

Dec. 30, 1957

Old Man Khottabych

A boy named Volka discovers an ancient vessel on the bottom of a river. When he opens it, a genie emerges from there. He calls himself Hassan ...
Spring on Zarechnaya Street

Spring on Zarechnaya Street

Spring on Zarechnaya Street is a touching romance that become a cult film in the Soviet Union. The movie’s plot unfolds sometime in the ...
The Forty-First
7.7

The Forty-First

Oct. 15, 1956

The Forty-First

An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.
The Snow Queen
7.7

The Snow Queen

Oct. 22, 1957

The Snow Queen

When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to ...
The Inspector-General
7.7

The Inspector-General

Dec. 01, 1952

The Inspector-General

Khlestakov is a young flamboyant crook, who is broke. He finds himself in a small Russian town, where local authorities are waiting for an ...
The House I Live In
7.7

The House I Live In

Jun. 06, 1957

The House I Live In

The House I Live In is a charming black and white drama by Soviet director, Lev Kulidzhanov. The film describes the pre-war and post-war lives ...
Quiet Flows the Don
7.8

Quiet Flows the Don

Jan. 05, 1957

Quiet Flows the Don

Quiet Flows the Don (Тихий Дон / Tikhiy Don) is an epic 1957 Soviet film directed by Sergei Gerasimov. Split into three parts, the film is based ...
The Idiot
7.8

The Idiot

Jan. 02, 1958

The Idiot

Upon Prince Myshkin’s return to St. Petersburg from an asylum in Switzerland, he becomes beguiled by the lovely young Aglaya, daughter of a ...
The Cranes Are Flying
8.3

The Cranes Are Flying

Oct. 12, 1957

The Cranes Are Flying

The Cranes Are Flying (Летят журавли / Letyat zhuravli) is a 1957 Soviet film directed by Mikhail Kalatozov. It is set mostly in Moscow and the ...