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21 January 1936 (Soviet Union) See more »
The science fiction film "Kosmicheskii Reis" was first shown in Soviet theaters in January 1936. Soviet... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Sergey Komarov ... Pavel Ivanovich Sedikh, academician
K. Moskalenko ... Prof. Marina
Vassili Gaponenko ... Andryusha Orlov, a boy
Nikolay Feoktistov ... Capt. Viktor Orlov
Vasili Kovrigin ... Prof. Karin (as V. Kovrigin)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrey Karasyov ... Zhuk, reporter (uncredited)
Sergei Stolyarov ... Take-off technician (uncredited)

Directed by
Vasily Zhuravlyov 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aleksandr Filimonov  (as A. Filimonov)
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky  novel "Outside the Earth"

Produced by
Boris Shumyatskiy .... executive producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Aleksandr Galperin  (as A. Galperin)
Art Direction by
Yuri Shvets  (as Yu. Svesh)
M. Tiunov 
Aleksei Utkin 
Visual Effects by
Fodor Krasne .... model effects designer and animator (uncredited)
Music Department
Val. Kruchinina .... music track arranger
A. Zapadenskii .... music recordist
Other crew
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky .... technical advisor

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Also Known As:
"Kosmicheskiy reys: Fantasticheskaya novella" - Soviet Union (original title)
"The Space Voyage" - International (English title) (DVD title)
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USA:70 min
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22 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Phenomenal early SF gem, 26 August 2006
Author: Mandemus from The Armory, Ape City

I saw Kosmicheskii Reis with the 2006 DVD edition with English subtitles, entitled "The Space Voyage". This Russian edition had a new soundtrack to this silent film, which suited it very well.

The special effects alone on this film will astound anyone who has seen American SF serials from the same period, such as Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon. This 1930s speculation amazes with its accuracy of prediction. Everything from the look of the rocket ships, to the weightlessness scene, weighted boots for moon walks, etc. Even most Hollywood depictions of space travel from the 1950s were not this well produced. Kosmicheskii Reis is a must-have for any serious SF collection, if you can find it! Hopefully we will see a nice box set of early Soviet SF cinema some day. This gem deserves the kind of restoration treatment that Fritz Lang's Metropolis has received.

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