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Peter the First (1937)

Pyotr pervyy I (original title)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nikolai Simonov ... Tsar Pyotr I
Mikhail Zharov ... Alexander Danilovich Menshikov
Nikolay Cherkasov ... Prince Alexei
Mikhail Tarkhanov ... Field Marshal Sheremetyev
Viktor Dobrovolsky ... Yaguzhinsky, an officer / Fedka, a debtor
Alla Tarasova ... Catherine, a peasant girl
Konstantin Gibshman Konstantin Gibshman ... Buinosov, the boyar (as K. Gibshman)
Nikolai Orlov Nikolai Orlov ... Yemov
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fyodor Bogdanov Fyodor Bogdanov ... Foundry Owner (as P. Bogdanov)
Vladimir Garin Vladimir Garin
K. Korsakpayev K. Korsakpayev ... Abdurakhman, the Buinosov lackey
Pyotr Kuznetsov Pyotr Kuznetsov ... Vlazemsky
Aleksandr Larikov Aleksandr Larikov ... Old Soldier (as A. Larikov)
Nina Latonina Nina Latonina ... Olga Buinosova
Nikolay Litvinov Nikolay Litvinov ... Shafirov (as Nikolai Litvinov)
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Biography | Drama | War

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

24 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter the First See more »

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Production Co:

Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Followed by Conquest of Peter the Great (1938) See more »

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Great masterpiece, best Peter the First actor I've seen.
13 August 2004 | by mephster-1See all my reviews

In the end of 16th century, when Europe was thriving with trade and explorations, Russia was still backwater country with archaic government system and no hopes in the future. One man was destined to change it all - and the movie tells (only if quite short) about it. Actor who played reformatic Russian tzar, Peter I, does amazing job - its exactly how I imagine myself the emperor, who quite possibly could have looked bit different and had different temperament. Cruel and coldhearted at times and often driven by opposite feelings as well, Peter shown through both movies the way we came to known him. Just to finish this, last time I been to his grave in Peter and Pavel shrine, there were a lot of flowers near it, much more than near any other ones, even the last tzar.


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