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Delovye lyudi (1962)

Two bandits learn that kidnapping is a very profitable business. So they decide to kidnap local rich person's son in hope to get a substantial ransom.

Director:

Leonid Gayday

Writers:

Leonid Gayday, O. Henry (stories)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rostislav Plyatt ... Flat owner
Georgiy Vitsin ... Kidnapper Bill
Yuriy Nikulin ... Robber
Aleksei Smirnov ... Kidnapper Sam
Vladlen Paulus ... 'Shark' Dodson (as V. Paulus)
Sergey Tikhonov ... Boy Johnny Dorset (as Seryozha Tikhonov)
Aleksandr Shvorin ... Bob Tidball
Viktor Gromov Viktor Gromov ... Mr. Williams
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuriy Chulyukin Yuriy Chulyukin ... Peabody
Lev Lobov ... Conductor
Georgiy Millyar ... Ebenezer Dorset
Vladimir Pitsek ... Machinist
Viktor Uralskiy ... Stoker
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Two bandits learn that kidnapping is a very profitable business. So they decide to kidnap local rich person's son in hope to get a substantial ransom.

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1962 (Soviet Union) See more »

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Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The segment "The Ransom of Red Chief" was shown in the United States in an English-dubbed version on "The CBS Children's Film Festival" in 1967. See more »

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ripping and innovative
13 March 2006 | by Ivan DenisoffSee all my reviews

This is a nice troika of films each of them is screening of some story by O'Henry. All movies were made with humor and what is also important with great respect for the source. But i want particularly dwell on the first movie,'The Roads We Take'. I think that many cinematographic discoveries and means were used in this movie two years before they were shown in Sergio Leone first movie of his famous trilogy. Close-ups, black humor, unusual perspectives -- 'The Roads We Take' is very innovative in this sense. In my opinion this movie is a genuine masterpiece, Gaidai foresaw many things which then used and developed by Leone. i rate this trilogy or troika as i called it above by 9,5 Such a shame that this masterpiece is not well-known in the West.


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