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Christmas Eve (1913)

Noch pered Rozhdestvom (original title)
Based on Gogol's story: It's Christmas Eve, and everyone in the village has plans. The devil and the witch Solokha are looking for ways of causing mischief. Chub the Cossack just wants some... See full summary »

Writers:

Nikolay Gogol (short story) (as Nikolai Gogol), Wladyslaw Starewicz (script)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ivan Mozzhukhin ... Devil (as Ivan Mosjoukine)
Olga Obolenskaya Olga Obolenskaya ... Oksana
Lidiya Tridenskaya Lidiya Tridenskaya ... Solokha
Petr Lopukhin Petr Lopukhin ... Vakula (as P. Laphukin)
Aleksandr Kheruvimov Aleksandr Kheruvimov ... Golova
Pavel Knorr Pavel Knorr ... Chub
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Based on Gogol's story: It's Christmas Eve, and everyone in the village has plans. The devil and the witch Solokha are looking for ways of causing mischief. Chub the Cossack just wants some vodka. Solokha's son, Vakula the smith, wants to court Chub's charming daughter Oksana, who sets him on a quest: if Vakula will bring her the tsaritsa's shoes, Oksana will marry him. Meanwhile, the popular Solokha has a series of male visitors to contend with. When Vakula interrupts her, it sets off a chain of events that leads to a busy night for everyone. Written by Snow Leopard

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Fantasy

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The Night Before Christmas review
29 June 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

Bizarre silent Russian movie which takes forever to get to the point of its tale, but does at least look impressive. Many men end up in sacks for some reason.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

None | Russian

Release Date:

26 December 1913 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night Before Christmas See more »

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Khanzhonkov See more »
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Silent
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