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Anton Chekhov (short story) and
Samson Samsonov (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 April 1956 (USA) See more »
Artkino's New Magicolor Hit!
Osip Ivanovich Dymov, the titular counselor and the doctor of thirty one years, serves in two hospitals at the same time: intern and anatomist... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »


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Directed by
Samson Samsonov 
Writing credits
Anton Chekhov (short story)

Samson Samsonov  screenplay

Produced by
Tatyana Berezantseva .... associate producer
Anatoliy Bobrovskiy .... associate producer
Original Music by
Nikolai Kryukov 
Cinematography by
Fyodor Dobronravov 
Vladimir Monakhov 
Film Editing by
Esfir Tobak 
Production Design by
Yuri Volchanetsky  (as Yu. Volchanetsky)
Art Direction by
L. Chibisov 
Costume Design by
Vasili Kovrigin 
Makeup Department
S. Kalinin .... makeup artist
B. Yegorov .... makeup artist
Production Management
V. Kantorovich .... production director
Sound Department
Olga Upeinik .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Vadim Yusov .... assistant camera (as V. Yusov)
Music Department
Arnold Roytman .... musical director (as A. Roytman)

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Also Known As:
"Poprygunya" - Soviet Union (original title)
"Featherhead" - USA (alternative title)
"The Cricket" - International (English title)
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91 min | East Germany:103 min
Color (Magicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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