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

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

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Fascinating but incomplete
3 December 2004 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

I was bemused reading the previous comment. I recently saw a 2003 restoration of this film which ran 90 minutes, not the 80 minutes listed in the combined details. However apparently the sixth reel is lost and the action is delineated by intertitles on a black screen -- this includes the heroine's rescue from the mountain (not by a plane -- that only appears at the very end of the film). I wonder how the previous reviewer could have seen the complete film or at least not mentioned that an important part of it is missing. Despite the obvious propaganda, the acting, particularly by Yelena Kuzmina, is first-rate.


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