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Stalingradskaya bitva I (1949)

A large-scale battle between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany from the point of view of Stalin.


Vladimir Petrov


Nikolai Virta
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Credited cast:
Aleksey Alekseev
Aleksandr Antonov
Mikhail Astangov ... Adolf Hitler
Nikolay Cherkasov ... President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Aleksei Dikij ... Josef Stalin
Vladimir Gajdarov ... Gen. Von Paulus
M. Garkavij M. Garkavij ... Hermann Goering
Nikolay Kolesnikov Nikolay Kolesnikov ... Col. Gen. Yeryomenko (as N. Kolesnikov)
Nikolai Komissarov ... Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
Boris Livanov ... Lt. Gen. Rokossovsky
Vasiliy Merkurev ... Col. Gen. Voronov
Konstantin Mikhaylov ... Ambassador W. Averell Harriman (as K. Mikhaylov)
Vasiliy Orlov Vasiliy Orlov ... Maj.-Gen. Krylov
Nikolai Plotnikov
Maksim Shtraukh Maksim Shtraukh


Released four years after the end of World War II, this Soviet propaganda epic replays the titanic struggle of the Russian army against the Nazi invaders while spotlighting the now almost deified leader, Joseph Stalin, as the man most responsible for the German defeat. Written by Lawrence Chadbourne

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bad propaganda and a bad film
4 March 2012 | by zemba7-817-69080See all my reviews

A gorgeous print of this film is now available. Too bad as it is a terrible film. It is almost impossible to follow and in most action scenes it is hard to tell who is who. There are thousands of extras and battles of all types here but for no good reason. Stalin, Molotov, Hitler, Roosevelt, Churchill and other World War 2 personalities occasionally show up but, overall, Stalin steals everything.

The Fall of Berlin is now also available and though a bad film it is fascinating and I love it. Skip this mess and see the latter. You'll see Stalin and Hitler as you've never seen them before in the greatest propaganda film of all time. It is everything The Battle of Stalingrad is not and it has the glorious music of Shostakovich.

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Release Date:

12 November 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Battle of Stalingrad, Part I See more »

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Mosfilm See more »
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1.37 : 1
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