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Tsirk (1936)

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US - Vaudeville dancer Marion Dixon is with her German manager von Kneischitz on tour - in Moskau. Her act includes a gun shooting her to the trapeze, the stage director there wants a copy ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lyubov Orlova ...
Marion Dixon
Evgeniya Melnikova ...
Rayechka, the director's daughter (as Ye. Melnikova)
Vladimir Volodin ...
Ludvig, circus director (as V. Volodin)
Sergei Stolyarov ...
Ivan Petrovich Martinov (as S. Stolyarov)
Pavel Massalsky ...
Kneishitz (as N. Massalskij)
Aleksandr Komissarov ...
Skamejkin (as A. Komissarov)
N. Otto ...
Chaplin
Jim Patterson ...
Jimmy, Marion's son (as Dzh. Patterson)
Fyodor Kurikhin ...
Captain Borneo, animal tamer (as F. Kurikhin)
Sergei Antimonov ...
Shprekhshtalmejster (as S. Antimonov)
Solomon Mikhoels ...
Cameo (as S. Mikhoels)
Pavel Geraga ...
Cameo (as P. Geraga)
Lev Sverdlin ...
Cameo (as L. Sverdlin)
Vladimir Kandelaki ...
Cameo (as V. Kandelaki)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Ross
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US - Vaudeville dancer Marion Dixon is with her German manager von Kneischitz on tour - in Moskau. Her act includes a gun shooting her to the trapeze, the stage director there wants a copy of this act for the USSR. She falls in love with a Soviet enginer, but von Kneischitz blackmails her with her dark spot in her life, she has a colored baby, to leave Moskau. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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In the scene where people sing a lullaby in various languages to the black child, the bit sung in Yiddish by Solomon Mikhoels was cut out of the film for distribution in the USSR, for a time when a state-backed anti-Semitism campaign was unleashed. See more »

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This is definitely not Eisenstein
12 October 2000 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

We rented this movie for my Russian grandmother; she's seen it, she says, 17 times. Scary. This is a saccharine romance in which an American actress, impregnated by a black man, escapes to Russia and starts a new life. She loves one man; the heavy, however, threatens that if she doesn't marry him, he will reveal her secret. This continues for a long time until the end, when he does so; indignantly, the masses at the circus rise and say that it doesn't matter what color the baby is, this is tolerant Russia! Then, for no reason whatsoever, the actress and her new lover are marching at the head of a huge parade singing about the freedom that Soviet Russia provides.

This is one of those knock-off comedies that Aleksandrov made after returning from Hollywood. It even features a Chaplin impersonator. It's not that great, and anyone who masochistically feels they simply must learn about Soviet film in the 1930s would be advised to stick to Eisenstein and The Three Songs Of Lenin.


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