7.2/10
147
6 user 1 critic

Alone (1931)

Odna (original title)
| Drama | 1932 (USA)
The story of a newly graduated Leningrad teacher, Yelena Kuzmina. She goes furniture shopping with her fiance, Petya, and in a fantasy sequence she imagines teaching a class of neat, ... See full summary »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Road to Life (1931)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Young hobos are brought to a new camp to become good Soviet citizens. This camp works without any guards, and it works well. But crooks kill one of the young people when they try to damage ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolai Ekk
Stars: Nikolai Batalov, Yvan Kyrlya, Mikhail Dzhagofarov
Novyy Vavilon (1929)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the beginning of the industrial revolution, the Paris Commune was established in 1871 against the rich and the powerful, and violently repressed by the army that remained faithful to a ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg
Stars: David Gutman, Yelena Kuzmina, Andrei Kostrichkin
Dishonored (1931)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz
Comedy | History | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Vienna glove-sales-lady Christl falls in love to Czar Alexander. Metternich tries to use this to keep him out of the conferences of the Vienna Congress from 1815.

Director: Erik Charell
Stars: Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Otto Wallburg
Enthusiasm (1931)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

How the miners of the Don coal basin (one of the industrial regions of Ukraine) were striving to fulfill in four years their part of the Five Year Plan.

Director: Dziga Vertov
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sympathetic portrayal of a soldier who inadvertently commits sabotage through his ineptitude on the battlefield.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Stars: Aleksandre Jaliashvili, Siko Palavandishvili, Akaki Khorava
Little Caesar (1931)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A small-time criminal moves to a big city to seek bigger fortune.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An investigative reporter sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime when an accused murderer escapes hanging.

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Mary Brian
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Teacher Yelena Kuzmina
Pyotr Sobolevsky ...
Kuzmina's Fiance
...
Local Council Chairman
Mariya Babanova ...
Chairman's Wife
Liu-Sian Van ...
Kulak
Yanina Zhejmo ...
Young Teacher
Boris Chirkov ...
Man Talking on the Phone
Edit

Storyline

The story of a newly graduated Leningrad teacher, Yelena Kuzmina. She goes furniture shopping with her fiance, Petya, and in a fantasy sequence she imagines teaching a class of neat, obedient city schoolchildren. Instead, she is assigned to work in the Altai mountains of Siberia.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

theremin | teacher | school | mongolia | See All (4) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alone  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV premiere) (music restored) | (1974) | (2003 restration) | (1966 restration)

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first film to use the theremin (popularized in 1950s science fiction movies) in its score. See more »

Connections

Featured in FEKS (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Propaganda now dates this movie.
21 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

The greatest silent movies are generally free of any propaganda.Such is not the case with "Odna" which was recently restored with a complete soundtrack .The last pictures are a paean to socialism which "everybody has got to build" in a country where we all stand together .And if the message is not clear enough the loudspeakers keep on repeating;"What did I do? (for my country ;JF Kennedy said the same by the way)What am I doing? What will I do?)" When the schoolteacher asks not to be sent to Siberia ,we never see the person she's speaking to.When she finally agrees to leave for this lost village ,we do not even see her kiss her fiancé good bye!The individual's sacrifice indeed!

The soundtrack is weird.Sometimes,the words are sung,which makes the movie look like a musicals,some lines are spoken,a curious hodgepodge. Besides a big part of the movie is lacking,probably lost forever ,and the scenes when the schoolteacher is lost in the cold are replaced by lines which tell the missing passage.

All in all,I think this movie is rather cold,in every sense of the world,in spite of a promising start.


1 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?