An eccentric comedy about how the Soviet ship "Evgeniy Onegin" brought tigers and lions to the zoo, and the monkey presented to the team opened the cages and released the predators onto the deck. But in the team turned out to be a sweet and modest barmaid, Marianne, who loved and understood animals very much. The girl subjugated animals to her will - and after all kinds of adventures, tigers took their places in the cages.Written by
Khrushchev initiated this film production after he met Margarita Nasarova, who was a tiger-tamer. She played the leading role. See more »
The lion was killed on the stage
The lion didn't cooperate with the team, so by the order of the director he was shot in ear. That's how the scene of "sleeping lion on the handbarrow" was made. The lion in the scene is not sleeping, but killed. He was the property of Odessa' zoo. Actress Nazarova couldn't work for a few days crying refusing to continue but money made her agree. The killer was a fire-worker of the team. He took 2 full glasses of vodka and after the deed everybody was laughing and smiling. The lion didn't eat the sleeping pills and was doomed. The name was Vasya, and he was a lion-actor for many films. The name of director Fetin must be erased from history as a name in good standing.
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