A soldier of the Red Army named Sukhov has been fighting in the Russian Civil War in Russian Asia for many years. Just as he is about to return home to his wife, Sukhov is chosen to guard and protect the harem of a guerilla leader (Abdulla). Abdulla is wanted by the Red Army and left his harem behind because the women hindered him. Sukhov's task proves to be more difficult than he imagined... Written by
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As the white army officer from Abdullah's band gets thrown out of Vereschagin's window he says "his grenades are all wrong" which has become a popular saying in years after the movie. This line was improvised and was not in the script originally. See more
[grief-laden after Abdulla killed Petrukha; climbs onboard a small trawler filled up with the loot pillaged by Abdulla and his pack
Look, Abdulla... Ain't you got too much merchandise? I take it all was duty-free?
But there is nobody in the Customs office! Would you like it - we can pay in gold?
You do know me, Abdulla: I don't accept graft - it is what is done to the Great State that insults me.
[to one of his accomplices
Aristarkh, negotiate with the Customs!
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Vashe blagorodiye, gospozha Razluka
Written by Isaak Shvarts
and Bulat Okudzhava
Performed by Pavel Luspekayev See more