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Chapayev (1934)

Chapaev (original title)
This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Boris Babochkin ... Chapayev
Leonid Kmit ... Petka
Varvara Myasnikova ... Anka
Boris Blinov ... Furmanov
Illarion Pevtsov Illarion Pevtsov ... Col. Borozdin
Stepan Shkurat ... Borozdin's Striker
Vyacheslav Volkov Vyacheslav Volkov ... Yelan
Nikolai Simonov ... Zhikharev
Boris Chirkov ... Peasant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emil Gal Emil Gal ... Tall Veterinary Surgeon
Mikhail Gipsi Mikhail Gipsi ... Red Soldier
Konstantin Nazarenko ... The Lanky Fellow
Mikhail Rostovtsev ... Short Veterinary Surgeon
Georgi Vasilyev ... White Officer
Elena Volyntseva Elena Volyntseva ... Peasant Woman
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This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a decorated hero in the World War I and later in the Russian Civil War, that followed the Russian revolution. This man of action is fighting on the side of the poor people. His troops consist of peasants, just like him. Unable to write, he can brilliantly demonstrate various battle tactics by moving potatoes on the table. He is street smart. He never lost a battle against the experienced Generals of the Tzar's Army. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

14 January 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The biggest box office success in Russian theatres in the 1930s, Chapayev sold over fifty million tickets. See more »

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Referenced in The Diamond Arm (1969) See more »

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Historic, small art deviations from truth
2 January 2014 | by pouolga-462-640734See all my reviews

Vasily Ivanovich Chapaev the legendary figure of the Civil war in Russia, the people's leader, the self-taught, who held high posts at the expense of its own abilities in the absence of special military education. The regiment is not a gang of marauders, dare I say. The film is based on a scenario of Anna Furmanovа, created based on the diaries of Dmitry Furmanov, his novel «Chapayev» and memoirs of veterans, who fought under the leadership of Chapaev. «Best foreign language film» according to the National Board of Review USA in 1935. According to a survey of film critics of the world (1978) film has been included in the list of the hundred best films of world cinema.


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