Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Grigory Alexandrov: Circus - Цирк (1936)

Kinoplakat , author Zelenski BA , 1936

A movie based on the musical comedy " Under the Big Top " by I. Ilf and E. Petrov.

Directed by Grigori Aleksandrov
Composer: Isaac Dunaevski
Actors: Lyubov Orlova , Yevgeniya K. Melnikov , Vladimir Volodin, Sergey Stolyarov, Paul Massalski , Alexander Komissarov , Nicholas Otto , Jim Patterson , Fyodor Kurikhin , Sergei Antimonov , Mikhoels , Peter Guraga , Lev Naumovich Sverdlin , Vladimir Kandelaki , Daniel Geller

Circus is a 1936 Soviet melodramatic comedy musical film. It was directed by Grigori Aleksandrov at the Mosfilm studios. In his own words, it was conceived as "an eccentric comedy...a real side splitter."
Starring the glamorous and immensely popular Lyubov Orlova the first recognized star of Soviet cinema and a gifted singer, the film contains several songs which instantly became Soviet classics. The most famous is the "Song of the Motherland" (Широка страна моя родная).

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