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Third film in the Neulovimye mstiteli (1967) trilogy. This time the action is set in 1923/24 and the heroes Danya, Yasha, Ksanya and Valeri have joined the Cheka and take an active part against White Guards who have stolen a royal crown of great value from a museum.
This is the third and by far the worst installation in the Elusive Avengers trilogy. All three are campy Soviet action films aimed at an adolescent audience, but the first two are at least well-paced and have some memorable characters. This one has a big flaw: its misguided attempts to satirize the old Russian emigré community, which are mostly neither funny nor interesting. It's quite mind-numbing.
The plot is simple. The Russian Civil War is over and the White Guard are all dead or abroad. Some of the exiled nobles are attempting to crown a new Tsar/Emperor abroad, and a couple of impostors are vying for the position. At the same time, some of the Elusive Avengers' old foes are trying to return to Russia, for mysterious reasons. The avengers are assigned the task of finding out what's going on. Turns out the bad guys are after the Russian Crown, which is encrusted with many diamonds and jewels. It is not clear whether the crown is only wanted for the coronation ceremony or if the bad guys are trying to sell it to the highest bidder, but either way they must be stopped. The avengers are after them. Two go to Paris to infiltrate the emigrant community, and the other two work on the Russian soil. The Parisian scenes are painfully bad, not helped by Gurchenko's singing/dancing numbers or the cartoonish fights that seem to break out every half an hour.
The only times the film approaches anything like the excitement of the first two Elusive Avengers films is when the action is in Russia, notably during an inventive train chase. The stunts are all laughably bad, of course, except for the horse stunts, but this comes with the genre.
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