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Chapayev (1934)
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This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Boris Babochkin ...
Leonid Kmit ...
Varvara Myasnikova ...
Boris Blinov ...
Illarion Pevtsov ...
Colonel Borozdin
Stepan Shkurat ...
Borozdin's striker
Vyacheslav Volkov ...
Nikolai Simonov ...
Boris Chirkov ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emil Gal ...
Tall veterinary sergeon
Mikhail Gipsi ...
A red soldier
Konstantin Nazarenko ...
The Lanky Fellow
Mikhail Rostovtsev ...
Short veterinary sergeon
Georgi Vasilyev ...
A white officer
Victor Yablonsky ...


This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a decorated hero in the World War I and later in the Russian Civil War, that followed the Russian revolution. This man of action is fighting on the side of the poor people. His troops consist of peasants, just like him. Unable to write, he can brilliantly demonstrate various battle tactics by moving potatoes on the table. He is street smart. He never lost a battle against the experienced Generals of the Tzar's Army. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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14 January 1935 (USA)  »

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P.S. Chapaev and his assistants Petka and Anka are the popular characters of hundreds of Russian jokes. See more »


Referenced in Gitler kaput! (2008) See more »

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An interesting account of a Russian war hero . . .
22 August 1999 | by (Seattle, USA) – See all my reviews

Chapayev was an illiterate war hero in the Russian Revolution. He is an interesting character. Completely illiterate, he was an inspiration to his men by being simple, brave, modest and honest. Think G.C. Scott's "Patton" or "Sharpe's Rifles," this is Chapayev! It rings vaguely of propaganda, like most war films of the 30's. The White Guard officers are portrayed as greedy, abusive dilletantes, whereas Red Chapayev and his Bolshevik comrade and assistant are honest, wholesome folk. This film is a good war flick, and one interesting thing about it was that the brothers Vasiliev attempted to film everything in the actual locations where the battles took place. Chapayev really died where he did in the movie. Good for history buffs, definitely.

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