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The Adventures of the Three Reporters (1926)

Miss Mend (original title)
Three reporters and an office girl are trying to stop a bacteriological strike by some powerful western business leaders against the USSR.
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Credited cast:
Natalya Glan ...
Igor Ilyinsky ...
Vladimir Fogel ...
Fogel, a photojournalist
Boris Barnet ...
Sergey Komarov ...
Ivan Koval-Samborsky ...
Arthur Stern / Engineer Johnson
Natalya Rozenel ...
Elizabeth Stern
Mikhail Rozen-Sanin ...
Gordon Stern
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Mikhail Zharov
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Three reporters and an office girl are trying to stop a bacteriological strike by some powerful western business leaders against the USSR.

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Miss Mend set box office records when it was released in the Soviet Union in 1926, attracting an estimated 1.7 million movie theater audience viewers. See more »

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During the "road rally" sequence in Part Three, the shadow of the camera car is briefly visible, along with that of the cameraman, cranking furiously. See more »

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Koila, poor Russian boy: Give me some kielbasa scraps.
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Three reporters stop a biological attack on the Soviet Union
25 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a truly fascinating silent film from Russia of the 1920s. It moves along quickly with constant action. In spite of the five hour length, the picture held my interest. The leading characters are attractive and energetic. The plot takes constant twists and turns. The photography is terrific. It depicts Russia at the time in so many different ways. The costuming is realistic and represents how ordinary Russians dressed in that era.

The villains are very villainous - it is easy to identify with the lead characters and to deplore the villains.

While there is certainly an element of socialist realism and I'm sure the picture was heavily censored, it is believable and kept me on the edge of my seat.

I just sat down and watched it again, with only an interruption for dinner. Once again, it was quite worth the time as I saw many things that I missed the first time around.

I recommend this film to all who love silent movie adventures.


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