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Volga - Volga (1938)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Musical | 16 May 1941 (USA)
Widely claimed to be Joseph Stalin's favorite movie, this classic musical comedy is a must-see. The action takes place on a steamboat on the iconic Volga River, as two groups of performers ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Igor Ilyinsky ... Byvalov
Vladimir Volodin ... The Pilot
Pavel Olenev Pavel Olenev ... The Water-Carter
Sergei Antimonov Sergei Antimonov ... The Steamboat Captain
Andrey Tutyshkin ... Alyosha Trubyshkin
Lyubov Orlova ... Strelka Petrova
Anatoli Shalayev Anatoli Shalayev ... The Boy Musical Prodigy (as Tolya Shalayev)
Mariya Mironova ... The Secretary (as M. V. Mironova)
Nikita Kondratyev Nikita Kondratyev ... The Waiter (as N. S. Kondratyev)
Vsevolod Sanaev ... The Lumberjack (as V. V. Sanayev)
Alexei Dolinin ... The Militia Man (as A. G. Dolinin)
Ivan Chuvelyov ... The Olympiad Representative (as I. P. Chuvelyov)
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Widely claimed to be Joseph Stalin's favorite movie, this classic musical comedy is a must-see. The action takes place on a steamboat on the iconic Volga River, as two groups of performers travel to Moscow to perform in the Moscow Musical Olympiad.

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Artkino's New Soviet Musical Comedy

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

16 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Volga Volga See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A shortened version of this film went on release in Britain during the 1940s with songs and dialogue dubbed into English - featuring, among others, the vocal talents of a young Trevor Howard in the role of 'Uncle Kuzya' the water-carrier. See more »

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Featured in East Side Story (1997) See more »

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Stalin's favourite film
8 July 1999 | by Zardock-2See all my reviews

Allegedly, this was Joseph Stalin's favourite film, and it may be interesting to see for oneself what amused one of the sickest minds in history. Apart from that historical aspect, this film has no basis in reality, moreover, it never did. While millions of Russian citizens were being sent to concentration camps for no reason except suspicion of treason (whatever that meant), this film depicts life in the Imaginary Soviet Union, where people live happy and carefree lives. A good example of how Soviet propaganda worked itself out in the Russian cinema. Aesthetically, there are many good Russian -- even Soviet -- films. However,this one isn't one of them.


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