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Konstantin Zubov ...
Famusov
Irina Likso ...
Sofia Pavlovna, his daughter
Olga Khorkova ...
Lizanka, a servant
Mikhail Sadovsky ...
Molchalin (as M. Sadovsky)
Mikhail Tsaryov ...
Alexander Andreyevich Chatsky
Anatoliy Rzhanov ...
Colonel Sergei Sergeyevich Skalozub (as A. Rzhanov)
Tatyana Yeremeyeva ...
Natalia Dmitrievna Gorich, a young lady
Nikolai Ryzhov ...
Platon Mikhailovich Gorich, her husband
Pyotr Starkovsky ...
Prince Tugoukhovsky
Yevdokiya Turchaninova ...
Princess Tugoukhovskaya, his wife
Varvara Ryzhova ...
Princess Khryumina grandmother
N. Stoianova ...
Princess Khriumina granddaughter
Igor Ilyinsky ...
Anton Antonovich Zagoretski
Vera Pashennaya ...
Khlestova
Aleksandr Korotkov ...
Mr. N. (as A. Korotkov)
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29 September 1952 (Soviet Union)  »

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Wit Works Woe  »

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This film should not have IMDb rating lower than 9.0
27 December 2007 | by (Archangel, Russia) – See all my reviews

Another perfect adaptation of our literature classic. The film is great in all aspects: choice of actors, performance, camera-work, direction... whatever you take. The main character Alexander Andreyevich Chatsky is brought to life by Mr Mikhail Tsaryov, who was playing this hero all through his stage career. It really shows how personal the actor takes this difficult role and lives it - now on the screen.

What I want to point out is the vast number of catchy phrases. Till this day we, Russian people, use the one-liners from this play. Of course if I give you the translation, the original "acid" quality will be lost. Therefore, re-bear yourself in Russia, learn the Russian language, read the original book, watch this film, and rejoice.

It is simply great that such films are coming out on DVD. Only the quality (either sound or image) is often not good. Any modern adaptation of our classic will most likely be a piece of *beep* if compared to this top-notch production.

If you like this feature, don't fail to have a look at another 1952 film - "Revizor".

10 out of 10 for this king of satire. Thank you for attention.


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