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Wings of Victory (1941)
"Valeriy Chkalov" (original title)

 |  Drama, War  |  16 November 1941 (USA)
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The film is based on the biography of Valeri Chkalov (1904 - 1938), a Russian pilot, who set several long distance flight records. Chkalov and his co-pilots Baidukov and Belyakov together ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Vladimir Belokurov ...
Valeri Chkalov
Mikheil Gelovani ...
Semyon Mezhinsky ...
Sergei Ordzhonikidze
Kseniya Tarasova ...
Olga Chkalov
Vasili Vanin ...
Pasha Palic
Serafima Birman
Pyotr Berezov ...
Goergi Baldukov
Boris Zhukovsky ...
Cmdr. Alyoshin
Fyodor Bogdanov ...
Grandfather
Irina Zarubina
Sergei Yarov ...
Alexander Beyakov
I. Smyslovsky
Mikhail Kalatozov
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Boris Andreyev
Arkadi Rajkin ...
American journalist
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The film is based on the biography of Valeri Chkalov (1904 - 1938), a Russian pilot, who set several long distance flight records. Chkalov and his co-pilots Baidukov and Belyakov together had accomplished several non-stop long-distance flights. In June of 1937 Chkalov set the world record, covering 12000 kilometers in 63 hours of non-stop flight from Moscow to Vancouver, Washington, flying over the North Pole. He was flying a specially designed Russian plane ANT-25, which was also called RD (Record Distance). Chkalov was also a professional test-pilot. He was involved in testing the new Polikarpov fighter, that was designed to fight against the newest German fighters. Chkalov died in a plane crash during the test-flight near Moscow, on December 15th of 1938. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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