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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
Petr Kuznetsov Petr 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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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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Lenfilm Studio See more »
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| (part 1)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The Great Soviet Film Masterpiece
29 September 2006 | by denis888See all my reviews

Forget about the terrible Stalin's purges that were going on in the Soviet Union when this film, or rather its 1 Episode, was shot. The film has none of the Stalinist propaganda or dull Soviet ethics. This is a great, bright and powerful work. The role of the great Russian tzar Pyotr I is played by a brilliant Nikolay Simonov and he did a wonderful job. His Pyotr is wild, often terribly cruel, loud and unbearably ferocious to his enemies. He never hesitates and he breaks through like a wild bull. The 1 Episode tells about the terrible beginning of the North War with Sweden, the Russians are shamefully defeated and thus the Tzar starts his bloody reforms. He reorganizes the weak old army, he takes the church bells for the military sakes, he even is ready to arrest his own weak and sickly son Aleksey who is in fact his terrible feud. The second excellent role here is Aleksander Menshikov, the tzar's favorite aid, played by enigmatic Mr. Zharov. His part is cute, sly and so great that provokes a grand smile. The 1 Episode is also about the first military victories, the beginning of the Russian fleet and the foundation of the city of St.-Petersburg, exactly 300 years ago...


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