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A mysterious radio message is beamed around the world, and among the engineers who receive it are Los, the hero, and his colleague Spiridonov. Los is an individualist dreamer. Aelita is the... See more »


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Aelita, Queen of Mars
Kravtsov - amateur sleuth
Nikolai Tsereteli ...
Engineer Los / Evguieni Spiridinov
Gusev, Red Army Soldier
Nurse Masha, Gusev's Wife
Valentina Kuindzhi ...
Natasha, Los' Wife (as Vera Kuindzhi)
Viktor Ehrlich, Sugar Profiteer
Konstantin Eggert ...
Tuskub, Ruler of Mars
Yuri Zavadsky ...
Gol, Radiant Energy Tower Guardian
Aleksandra Peregonets ...
Ihoshka, Aelita's Maidservant
Sofya Levitina ...
President House Committee
Neighbour at funeral
Actor in Play
Tamara Adelgeym ...
Neighbour at funeral
Iosif Tolchanov ...
Mars Astronomer with Ihoshka
N. Tretyakova ...
Yelena, Ehrlich's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Actor in Play (uncredited)
Vera Drutskaya ...
Guest at Illegal Bal (uncredited)
Neighbout at Illegal Bal (uncredited)
Viktor Latyshevskiy ...
Guest at Illegal Bal (uncredited)
Elena Lenskaya ...
Guest at Illegal Bal (uncredited)
Guest at Illegal Bal (uncredited)
Naum Rogozhin ...
British Officer (uncredited)
Lev Tumanov ...
Radio Station Engineer (uncredited)
G.K. Volkonskaya ...
Guest at Illegal Bal (uncredited)

Directed by

Yakov Protazanov

Written by

Aleksei Fajko ... ()
Fyodor Otsep ... ()
Aleksei Tolstoy ... (play)

Cinematography by

Emil Schünemann
Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky

Art Direction by

Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky ... (as Yuri Zheliabovsky)

Costume Design by

Alexandra Exter

Makeup Department

N. Sorokin ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

David Morskoi ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

I. Bograd ... poster artist
Alexandra Exter ... set designer
Sergei Kozlovsky ... set designer
Isaak Rabinovich ... set designer
V. Simonov ... model designer (as Viktor Simonov)
S. Kuznetsov ... set dresser (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Aleksandr Barkovsky ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Tamara Amirova ... costumer (uncredited)
Nadezhda Lamanova ... costumer (uncredited)

Music Department

Galeshka Moravioff ... composer: theme music
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

A mysterious radio message is beamed around the world, and among the engineers who receive it are Los, the hero, and his colleague Spiridonov. Los is an individualist dreamer. Aelita is the daughter of Tuskub, the ruler of a totalitarian state on Mars in which the working class are put into cold storage when they are not needed. With a telescope, Aelita is able to watch Los. As if by telepathy, Los obsesses about being watched by her. After some hugger-mugger involving the murder of his wife and a pursuing detective, Los takes the identity of Spiridonov and builds a spaceship. With the revolutionary Gusev, he travels to Mars, but the Earthlings and Aelita are thrown into prison by the dictator. Gusev and Los begin a proletarian uprising, and Aelita offers to lead the revolution, but she then establishes her own totalitarian regime. Los is shocked by this development and attempts to stop Aelita, and then reality and fantasy become confused, and Los discovers what has really happened. Written by Fiona Kelleghan

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Also Known As
  • Аэлита (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Aelita: Queen of Mars (World-wide, English title)
  • Revolt of the Robots (United States)
  • Aelita - Der Flug zum Mars (Germany)
  • Aelita, la reina de Marte (Uruguay)
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  • 111 min
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Trivia This movie became such a hit in the Soviet Union that many new parents named their little girls "Aelita". See more »
Goofs When Gor is first shown in the same scene as the Princess Aelita, and he descends a flight of stairs, he trips on one of the steps and for an instant he looses his seriousness and grins. Ijoshka, shown on the right, smirks slightly when the blooper occurs. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Last Bolshevik (1993). See more »

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