Gaylord Nelson Papers, 1954-2006 (bulk 1963-1980)

 
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Contents List

Container Title
AC 612
Chydo Moyeva Detstva, 1964
Note: English Title: The Miracle of My Childhood
Director: V. Rastorguyev
Production Company: Moscow Popular Science Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 340 feet; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A geographical informational film on Lake Baikal. It highlights the lake's beauty, fishing industry, and the Brusk fishing industry, and the Brusk hydroelectric power station.
AC 613-AC 614
Estonskaia SSR, 1971
Note: English Title: Estonia USSR
Director: A. Syot
Production Company: Tallin Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 728 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: An educational film highlighting the culture of Estonia, one of the former Soviet Union's republics. Information is given on their industry and agriculture as well as their art and culture.
AC 615-AC 617
R.S.F.S.R., 1971
Note: English Title: Russian Soviety Federative Socialist Republic
Director: U. Kalabin
Production Company: Leningrad Documentary Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 3 reels of 3; 1039; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: An educational film on Russia, the largest of the Soviet Union's 15 republics. The film highlights Russia's art, industry, and tourism.
AC 618
Puteshestvie Po Leningradskim Mestam, 1969
Note: English Title: The Lenin Memorial Places
Director: U. Golovin, et al.
Production Company: Leningrad Popular Science Film Studio
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 386 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A pictorial view of the many memorials dedicated to Lenin.
AC 619
Dyesyat Minu v Lenigradye, [undated]
Note: English Title: Ten Minutes in Leningrad
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Intourist
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 347 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A quick view of all the tourist attractions that Leningrad has. It highlights their museums, historical sites, and the ballet.
AC 621
Rubinov, [undated]
Note:
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Official Films Inc.
Language: No dialogue, text in English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 296 feet; sound; black and white; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A musical demonstration of the Russian Violinist's talents.
AC 622-AC 623
Mgnoveniya Istorii, 1970
Note: English Title: Moments of History
Director: N. Egorov
Production Company: Central Television Service
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 614 feet; sound; black and white; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A look at a photography exhibit about the Soviets' participation in WWII.
AC 665
Khata Nashego Roda, 1970
Note: English Title: The Home of My Ancestors
Director: L. Ybovenko
Production Company: Kiev Moviestudios
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 365 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: This short film depicts folk history of Russia, specifically the peasant hut.
AC 666-AC 667
Khoziaeva Malen'kikh Dorog, 1965
Note: English Title: Children's Railways
Director: R. Foshyenko
Production Company: Ukraine Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 581 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: Children go on a camp-like experience to learn everything there is to know about working a real train.
AC 668-AC 669
Tam Za Barkhanami, [undated]
Note: English Title: There, Beyond the Dunes
Director: A. Teoklonov
Production Company: Turmenfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 612 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A discussion of the advancements of the Deserts Studies Academy as they look at the Karacum desert in the U.S.S.R.
AC 673
Vesna V Kiyeve, 1965
Note: English Title: Spring in Kiev
Director: G. Alyeksandrov
Production Company: Kiev Moviestudios
Language: No dialogue
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 360 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A pictorial view of Kiev in the spring. This film highlights some of Kiev's most impressive features.
AC 674
Dniepr, 1966
Note: English Title: The River
Director: A. Slesryenko
Production Company: Ukraine Studios
Language: Russian, dubbed in English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 362 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: This short film takes us on a tour down the Dniepr River.
AC 708
Prikluchenie Ogurechika, 1971
Note: English Title: Adventures of a Cucumber
Director: Vladimir Danilevich
Production Company: Souzmultfilm
Language: Russian, dubbed in English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 366 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A puppet-toon film about a little cucumber that goes exploring in the garden one day.
AC 709-AC 710
Segodnia I Ezhednevno, 1972
Note: English Title: Today and Everyday
Director: V. Musatova
Production Company: Central Documentary Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 685 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: This film shows a behind the scenes look at how the Russian circus works.
AC 711-AC 712
My Na Ekspo-67, 1967
Note: English Title: We at Expo '67
Director: I. Setkinoi
Production Company: Central Documentary Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 729 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: This film documents the former Soviet Union's participation in the World's Fair held in Montreal, Canada in 1967.
AC 713-AC 714
Rovisniki Veka, 1971
Note: English Title: Contemporaries of Their Age
Director: I. Brentsis
Production Company: Riga Moviestudios
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 760 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A film about the city of Riga, in Latvia, and its development in the past years.
AC 716-AC 717
Pomni, 1972
Note: English Title: Remember
Director: B. Sarakaatunov
Production Company: Belarusfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 668 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: This film highlights many WWII memorials in the Belorussian area. In light of a peace movement meeting, other tragic cities from Europe and Asia are mentioned as well.
AC 869-AC 870
Novieye Raionie Minska, 1975
Note: English Title: New Areas of Minsk
Director: P. Vasilevski
Production Company: Belarusfilm, USSR
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 607 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: Made for the State Committee of the Soviet Minister of the USSR for the showing of their progress since WWII.
AC 871
Po Sovetskomu Souzu, 1967
Note: English Title: Around the Soviet Union
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Tsvetfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 390 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A brief look at parts of the Soviet Union, including areas of the north, south, and Moscow. It highlights some of its commerce, schools, and fine arts.
AC 903
Po Sovetskomu Souzu 119, [undated]
Note: English Title: Around the Soviet Union
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Kopirfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 365 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A view of various events throughout the Soviet Union. The film highlights the steel industry of the Ukraine, a few foreign exchange students in Leningrad and the engineering school there, and also an art festival in Moscow.
AC 904
Po Sovetskomu Souzu 120, [undated]
Note: English Title: Around the Soviet Union
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Koperfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 366 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A brief view of the new Hydroelectric Dam in the Russian province of Begistan. Also a view of the new advances in Lithuanian architecture.
AC 915
Po Sovetskomu Souzu 121, [undated]
Note: English Title: Around the Soviet Union
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Kopirfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 365 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: Three aspects of Russian life are described briefly in this film. First the Roccia co-op farm, next a sailor on the Volga, and finally the Pentathalon Championships in Moscow.
AC 944
Po Sovetskomu Souzu 119, [undated]
Note: English Title: Around the Soviet Union
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Kopirfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 365 feet; sound; color; 16 mm archival positive
Summary: A view of various events throughout the Soviet Union. The film highlights the steel industry of the Ukraine, a few foreign exchange students in Leningrad and the engineering school there, and also an art festival in Moscow.
AC 945
Po Sovetskomu Souzu 120, [undated]
Note: English Title: Around the Soviet Union
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Koperfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 366 feet; sound; color; 16 mm archival positive
Summary: A brief view of the new Hydroelectric Dam in the Russian province of Begistan. Also a view of the new advances in Lithuanian architecture.
AC 946
Po Sovetskomu Souzu 121, [undated]
Note: English Title: Around the Soviet Union
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Kopirfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 365 feet; sound; color; 16 mm archival positive
Summary: Three aspects of Russian life are described briefly in this film. First the Roccia co-op farm, next a sailor on the Volga, and finally the Pentathalon Championships in Moscow.
AC 947-AC 948
Pomni, 1972
Note: English Title: Remember
Director: B. Sarakaatunov
Production Company: Belarusfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 668 feet; sound; color; 16 mm archival positive
Summary: This film highlights many WWII memorials in the Belorussian area. In light of a peace movement meeting, other tragic cities from Europe and Asia are mentioned as well.
CB 096, VBA 773
Uzbekskaia Gamma, 1966
Note: English Title: Uzbeck 'Musical' Scales
Director: S. Petrosov
Production Company: Usbek Film Studios
Language: No dialogue
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 677 feet; color; sound; 16 mm archival positive
Summary: Travelogue. This made for export documentary features traditional Uzbek dancing, music, and crafts as well as Western art forms.
CB 097
Uzbekskaia Gamma, 1966
Note: English Title: Uzbeck 'Musical' Scales
Director: S. Petrosov
Production Company: Usbek Film Studios
Language: No dialogue
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 677 feet; color; sound; 16 mm print.
Summary: Travelogue. This made for export documentary features traditional Uzbek dancing, music, and crafts as well as Western art forms.
CB 133
God V Zemnoi Zvezdalete, 1970
Note: English Title: A Year in an Earth Starship
Director: V. Vernikov
Production Company: Centernayuckfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 753 feet; sound; black and white; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A documentary of an experiment conducted by Boris Yliebiesheliem. He placed three men in a self contained simulated spaceship for a year in order to further studies of prolonged space flight.
CB 134
Pyat Vstrech Leta, [undated]
Note: English Title: Five Meetings, One Summer
Director: O. Abishev
Production Company: Kasaxfilm Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 664 feet; sound; black and white; 16 mm reference print
Summary: A story about five people the narrator meets over the summer. He notes their great contributions to the Soviet state.
CB 135
Sputniki, 1964
Note: English Title: Sputnicks: International Youth Camps
Director: I. Lozyanko
Production Company: Ukraine Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 590 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print
Summary: This film depicts Sputnik youth camps for people from the ages of 17-24. The youth camps are a resort area where many college age students go on their vacation from school. All the camps encourage foreigners to come and spend their vacation time with them.
CB 136
Gusterpriimnoe Morye, [undated]
Note: English Title: Hospitable Black Sea
Director:V. Morgenshtern
Production Company: Moscow Filmstudios
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 634 feet; sound; color; 16 mm print
Summary: An informational movie that takes you on a cruise around the Black Sea.
CB 137
Prezidyent Sibirskoi Nayki, 1970
Note: English Title: President of Siberian Sciences
Director: V. Hovikov
Production Company: West-Siberian Newsreel Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 730 feet; sound; black and white; 16 mm reference print
Summary: This film pays homage to Russian scientist, Mixhail Alexcevich Lavrentev. As the chairman and a teacher at the Academy of Sciences in Siberia, he encouraged many young people to further their studies of science.
CB 142
Narodnie Talantie, [undated]
Note: English Title: Folk Talents
Director: Uri Ryabov
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 688 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: This film takes you all over the former Soviet Union, looking at the folk talents of the people that are still used today.
CB 142
Narognie Talantie, [undated]
Note: English Title: Folk Talents
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: [unknown]
CB 387
Tansy Naradov SSR, 1960
Note: English Title: Folk Dancers of the USSR
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 514 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: Cartoon portraying several 'toy' peoples from around the world that come to watch a film about folk dances from Russia, Georgia, Uzbekistan, and the Ukraine.
CB 414
Spartakiade 1960, 1960
Note: English Title: Spartakiade in Prague
Director: Drahoslav Holub
Production Company: Kratky Film
Language: French
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 526 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: Documentary. Propagandistic publicity, celebrating the newly constructed spartakiade in Prague. The film documents a 1960 exhibition of various athletic talents including a mass display of gymnasts. Famous world leaders attend the event and the message is one of socialism and peace.
DD 924-DD 925
Molodaya Gvardiya, 1948
Note: English Title: The Young Guards
Director: Sergi Gerasimova
Production Company: Gosudarstvenii Komitet po Kinematografii
Language: Russian, dubbed in English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 2895 feet; sound; black and white; 16 mm reference print
Summary: During the German Nazi occupation in Russia, a small group of young people located in the city of Krasnodon form a secret rebellion against the Germans.
DD 928-DD 929
Tashkent Zemletrayasenie, 1968
Note: English Title: The Tashkent Earthquake
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Uzbekistan Documentary Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 2247 feet; sound; color; 16 mm reference print
Summary: Documentary of the rebuilding of Tashkent after an enormous earthquake hit on April 26, 1966. Eight tremors in all were recorded.
FF 431-FF 433
Pravo Na Pryzhok, [undated]
Note: English Title: The Right to Jump
Director: Valery Kremnev
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 3 reels of 3; 2980 feet; sound; black and white; 16 mm reference print
Summary: An Olympic record setter in the high jump, Victor Motil, is seriously injured in an accident that shatters his right shin. He then works very had to prove that he will jump again.
FF 434-FF 435
Bronenosets Potemkin, 1925
Note: English Title: The Battleship Potemkin
Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 2359 feet; sound; black and white; 16 mm reference print
Summary: Depicts how the Leninist revolt acquired the first support from the armed services. This all happened with the uprising of the Potemkin.
GA 201-GA 206
O Materiakh Mozhno Rasskazivat' Beskonechno, 1975
Note: English Title: One Could Speak Endlessly About Mothers
Director: G. Akulich
Production Company: Belaric Film
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 6 reels of 6; 5313 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: A series of profiles celebrates the heroism of Soviet mothers during World War II, women who lost family members and risked their lives to fight the Nazis. The women featured are participants at the 1975 UN International Meeting of Women.
GA 227-GA 236, VBA 994-VBA 995
Lennin V Oktiabre, 1937
Note: English Title: Lenin in October
Director: Mikhail Romm
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian, dubbed in English
Physical Description: 10 reels of 10; 9100 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Biographical documentary drama. Lenin arrives in Petrograd, gives a speech and orchestrates the Revolution while in seclusion. An example of socialist realism made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Revolution.
GA 237, VBA 772
Kazakhskaia SSR, 1970
Note: English Title: The Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Kazakhfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 905 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Travelogue. An educational film made for export. It gives a brief overview of the republic's economic and cultural aspects with a focus on modern progress in industry, technology, and agriculture.
GA 239-GA 246, VBB 107-VBB 108
Karnival'naya Noch, 1957
Note: English Title: Carnival Night
Director: E. Ryanazov
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian, dubbed in English
Physical Description: 8 reels of 8; 6786 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Comedy. A group of young factory employees contrives to put on a New Years variety show celebration despite the meddling of a pompous bureaucrat who wants a stuffy, educational program.
GA 248-GA 258
Rasskazi O Lenine, 1957
Note: English Title: Stories About Lenin
Director: Sergei Yutkevich
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 11 reels of 11; 10117 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Fictionalized biography. Lenin in 1917, hiding and directing the Revolution, is a kindly man with a sense of humor as well as a purpose. Lenin in 1922-1923 is ill but still engaged in the outcome of the Revolution. While sick, Lenin is tended by a beautiful, young nurse who adores him.
GA 259-GA 269, VBB 167-VBB 168
Shestoe Iilulia, 1968
Note: English Title: The Sixth of July
Director: Iulii Karasik
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 11 reels of 11; 10059 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Retells the events of 6 and 7 July 1918 when the left Social Revolutionaries tried to force the Soviet government to abrogate the Brest-Litovsk peace treaty with Germany.
GA 270-GA 279, VBB 153-VBB 154
Podsulnukh / Tetka S Fialkami, 1969
Note: English Title: The Sunflower, Part II / Aunt With Violents, Part II
Director: Pavel Arsenov
Production Company: Gorky Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 10 reels of 10; 8685 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Drama. Some shepherds living in a black plain nurture a sunflower, their symbol of life, until it is wantonly destroyed.
GA 280-GA 287
713-I Prosit Posadku, 1962
Note: English Title: Flight 713 is Now Boarding
Director: Grigorii Nikulin
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 8 reels of 8; 6868 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Adventure. An international group of passengers band together after 'Enemies of Peace' drug the crew in an attempt to kill a 'red' delegation.
GA 288-GA 296
Ballada o Soldate, 1959
Note: English Title: Ballad of a Soldier
Director: Grigori Chukhrai
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian, dubbed in English
Physical Description: 9 reels of 9; 7897 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: A simple story about a soldier traveling on leave. Yet under this are many profound insights on the horror and absurdity of war.
GA 297-GA 302
Seryozha, 1960
Note:
Director: Georgi Danelia, Igor Talankin
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian, English subtitles (incomplete)
Physical Description: 6 reels of 8; 5587 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Melodrama. Four year old Seryozha gets a new stepfather whom he grows to love. Ordinary childhood events are seen from the viewpoint of a small child.
GA 313-GA 315
Nadeshda Mira, 1979
Note: English Title: Home of the World / Of Peace
Director: N. Aleksyev
Production Company: Osv
Language: English
Physical Description: 3 reels of 3; 2272 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Documentary of the signing of a Defensive Arms Control Treaty by former president Carter and former premier Breshnef.
GA 316-GA 320
Orbitie Intyercosmosa, [undated]
Note: English Title: Orbits of the Inter Cosmos
Director: D. Antonov and D. Bogolepov
Production Company: Center Nauchfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 4721 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A film about the advances the Soviets have been making in their space program since the launching of Sputnik.
GA 321
Match Ravniex, 1965
Note: English Title: An Even Match
Director: Bakhmanovich
Production Company: Ukraine Studio
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 902 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A documentary film of a gymnastics meet between the former Soviet Union and Japan.
GA 322
Moiseyev Trepan, [undated]
Note: English Title: The Moiseyev Dance Company in "The Strollers"
Director: Igor Moiseyev
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: No dialogue
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 475 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: A performance of the Russian folk dance, "The Strollers". A beautiful energetic dance by the members of the Moiseyev Dance Company.
GA 323
Baba-Iaga Protiv, 1980
Note: English Title: The Witch
Director: Vladimir Pekar
Production Company: Souzmyltfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 745 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Baby-yaga is a witch who is angry because she wasn't chosen to carry the Olympic torch to Moscow. The Soviet mascot, a little bear, is chosen instead. The witch plots to get the little bear and light the torch herself.
GA 324
Zdoravstvyi Rossiya, 1969
Note: English Title: Hello Russia
Director: I. Kalinina and M. Lityakov
Production Company: Leningrad Documentary Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 820 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This film looks at Russia, the largest of the Soviet Union's republics.
GA 325
Instityt V Okeane, 1958
Note: English Title: Institute in the Ocean
Director: I. Kazarnovskaya
Production Company: Mosnaycnfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 974 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A brief view of how a Russian science ship works to study and better understand the Atlantic Ocean.
GA 326
Zdorove Nachinaetsya Doma, [undated]
Note: English Title: Health Begins at Home
Director: I. Ivznov-Vano
Production Company: Souzmyltfilm
Language: No dialogue, text in Russian
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 923 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: An entertaining cartoon that teaches a lesson of how Mr. Germ can infect people and how to make him go away.
GA 327
Pesni Rodnoi Storonie, [undated]
Note: English Title: Songs of Our Native Land
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Stvetfilm
Language: No dialogue, text in English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1012 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This film records the performance of two dances from Russia. The first is an old folk dance and the second is a dance done by the young Soviet soldiers.
GA 328
Klady Drevnei Rusi, 1967
Note: English Title: Treasures of Ancient Russia
Director: K. Lyndieshev
Production Company: Kiev Popular Science Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 874 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This film looks at some of Russia's most cherished artifacts. Most of the collection is from the early Slavic State, which reigned from the sixth century to the eleventh.
GA 329-GA 337
Donskaia Povestj, 1964
Note: English Title: A Tale of the Don
Director: Vladimir Fetin
Production Company: Lenfilm Studios
Language: Russian, dubbed in English
Physical Description: 9 reels; 7859 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A Cossack squadron finds an unconscious woman, Darya. She and Shibalok the machine gunner, fall in love. Darya has Shibalok's baby, but admits that she betrayed the squadron by working as a spy for the bandits.
GA 338-GA 340
Zhivoi Lenin, 1949
Note: English Title: Lenin Alive
Director: Mikhail Romm and Maria Slavinskaya
Production Company: Central Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 3 reels of 3; 2309 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This documentary is a collection of rare and various film clips of Lenin, dating from 1918 to late 1922.
GA 341-GA 348
D'Artaian I Tri Mushketera, 1979
Note: English Title: D'Artanian and the Three Musketeers
Director: Georgiia Ungvald-khilkevicha
Production Company: Odessa Movie Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 8 reels of 8; 6784 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Based on the novel The Three Musketeers by A. Dumas. This movie tells the story of the Three Musketeers and their adventures with their friend D'Artanian.
GA 399-GA 406
Volshebnaia Lampa Aladdina, 1967
Note: English Title: Aladdin's Magic Lamp
Director: Boris Rytsarev
Production Company: Gorki Central Studio of Children's and Teenager's Films
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 8 reels of 8; 7350 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Story of Aladdin and how he falls in love with the beautiful princess Budur. The only way they can be together is if Aladdin can get the lamp back from the evil wizard.
GA 407
Eto Dast Khimia, 1959
Note: English Title: The Gift of Chemistry
Director: V.V. Grebnev
Production Company: Popular-Science Film Studio
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 912 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A brief look at how Russian chemists are using chemistry. They highlight the many new advances in plastics technology such as polyester, fiberglass, and the many uses of plastic products.
GA 408
Sportivnie Zhurnal: Spartakiada, 1963
Note: English Title: Sports Magazine of "Spartakiada"
Director: B. Veiland
Production Company: Central Documentary Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 974 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A documentary about the former Soviet Union's preparation for the third annual Spartakiada. Sports club from all over come to participate.
GA 419-GA 420
Kul'tura Prinadlezhit Narodu, 1959
Note: English Title: Culture Belongs to the People
Director: L. Stepanova
Production Company: Mosnauchfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 1911 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This film highlights the cultural advances of the Soviet people during their seven year plan.
GA 429
Privet Druzyam, 1957
Note: English Title: Hello Friends
Director: A. Babichenko, B. Dyozhkin, M. Pashenko
Production Company: Souzmultfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 948 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: In this cartoon our Russian host examines friendship with other countries through music. We see and hear different music and dances from all over the world.
GA 430-GA 432
Zagover Protiv Respubliki, circa 1980
Note: English Title: Plot Against the Republic
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Unknown
Language: English
Physical Description: 3 reels of 5; 2725 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Documentary. Covers the 1978 People's Revolt in Afghanistan. The peasants revolted in order to do way with the old feudal ways. The documentary sides with the peasants and criticizes the CIA for their involvement.
GA 433-GA 442
Oshibka Onore de Balzaka, 1968
Note: English Title: The Mistake of Honore de Balzac
Director: Timofei Levchuk
Production Company: Dovzhenko Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 10 reels of 10; 7836 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This story chronicles the latter days of the life of the French author Honore de Balzac. He is desperately troubled by his debtors and the publishers who rob him of his money. He also wants to marry the Russian countess, Ganskaya, but cannot without the permission of the Royal Family.
GA 443-GA 448
Ballada o Moem Sovremennike, circa 1960
Note: English Title: Ballad of My Contemporaries
Director: D. Radovski
Production Company: Tsentranauchfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 6 reels of 6; 5482 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This film documents the attitudes and feelings of the Soviet people. It highlights the change in attitude between pre-Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary Russians. It also mentions several people who have performed heroic acts.
GA 449
Russkaya Zima, 1971
Note: English Title: Russian Winter
Director: Marina Babak
Production Company: Central Documentary Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 902 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This film depicts a typical Russian winter around New Year's time. There are festivals, dancing, food, and several other things to see.
GA 450-GA 455
Lenin: Stranitsie Biografii, circa 1960
Note: English Title: Lenin: Pages of a Biography
Director: S. Pumpyanskaya
Production Company: Central Documentary Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 6 reels of 6; 5619 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This documentary follows the life of Vladimir Ulyanov Lenin, from birth to death.
GA 456-GA 464
Nemae Nevidomikh Soldativ, 1965
Note: English Title: Unseen Soldiers
Director: V. Buszilevich and N. Stepanova
Production Company: Kino Studio
Language: Ukrainian
Physical Description: 9 reels of 9; 8299 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: War drama. Masha, a young Ukranian girl encounters a war-torn young man, Misha, and together they join a small regiment to fight against the Germans in WWII. In the process, Masha becomes a heroine.
GA 465-GA 470
Dobro Pozhalovat' - Govorit Kuba, 1974
Note: English Title: Welcome - Cuba Speaking
Director: U. Monglovsky
Production Company: Tsentral'naya
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 6 reels of 6; 5396 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Documentary. With a message of unmitigated Socialist propaganda, the film documents Brezhnev's visit to Cuba in January of 1974. He is welcomed by massive crowds in Havana, and meets with Fidel Castro to establish a friendship and an agreement of further cooperation. The film includes footage of the Cuban revolution, and gives an overview of the rise of the new Cuban regime, as inspired by Leninist Socialism.
GA 471-GA 475
Kto Seyet Veter, 1979
Note: English Title: Who Sows the Wind
Director: E. Vermisheva
Production Company: Tsentral'naya
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 4343 feet; sound; color; 35 mm
Summary: Documentary. A propagandistic report on the 1979 Chinese invasion of Vietnam. China is cast as a villainous opponent of Socialism and human rights, who is powered by the support of NATO and the Western world.
GA 476-GA 483
Iskusstvo Bol'shoi Pravdi, 1958
Note: English Title: The Art of Great Truth
Director: I. Posel'sky
Production Company: Tsentral'naya
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 8 reels of 8; 7300 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm
Summary: Documentary. For the sixtieth anniversary of the Moscow Art Theater, the film recounts its development from the initial inspiration of Dan'chinko and Stanislovsky, whose aim was to render life unmediated on state for the illumination of the lower classes to the theater's later evolution as a social-realist art form. The film includes actual footage from various celebrated performances of Chekhov, Gorky, and others.
GA 484-GA 492
Pena, 1979
Note: English Title: Foam
Director: Alexandr Stefanovich
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 9 reels of 9; 7320 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Musical comedy based on the play by Sergei Mikhalkov. Makhonin, a businessman hipster with questionable access to western goods and a great deal of influence, tries to procure a university doctorate without actually writing a dissertation. Instead, he uses the aid of a certain mercenary think tank. While his disco nightmare fails to dissuade him from his stray moral path, his daughter courts an idealistic journalist.
GA 493
Lunokhod-1, circa 1971
Note: English Title: Moonrover-1
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Tsentr Nach Film
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 1 reel; 846 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Scientific documentary. The dream of a remote-powered craft comes alive in this moon rover, which can overcome every lunar obstacle and send video images back to earth.
GA 494-GA 498
Ulitsa Mladshego Sina, 1962
Note: English Title: Street of the Younger Son
Director: L. Golub
Production Company: Belorus'film
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels; 4453 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Drama. Highly intelligent, motivated, but poorly disciplined, Volodia Dubinin is a heroic communist youth scout who dreams of one day becoming an airplane pilot. At the outbreak of WWII, with his father away fighting the fascists and his own town destroyed, Volodia attempts to enlist in the service. Although Voldia is too young, he does all he can to help his country.
GA 499
Bortsu Za Mir, Za Ideali Kommunizma, 1976
Note: English Title: To the Peace Fighter
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: Tsentral'naya: Studiya Dokumental'nikh Fil'mov
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 859 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Documentary. The dedication of a bronze bust to commemorate the heroism and service of L.I. Brezhnev, general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, in his home town Dnieprodzerzhinsk.
GA 500
Na Vistavke Dekorativnogo Iskusstva, 1968
Note: English Title: At the Decorative Arts Show
Director: Boris Al'tshulev
Production Company: Tsentr Nauch Film
Language: English
Summary: Cultural documentary. A survey of a folk art exhibition which includes the crafts of many of the Soviet Union's different regions.
GA 501-GA 508
Korol'-olen', 1970
Note: English Title: King-Deer
Director: Pavel Arsenov
Production Company: Gorky Film Studio
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 8 reels of 8; 6817 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Based on the story by Carlo Gozzi. Deramo, the king of Serendip, is looking for a queen. The certified magician offers the help of a truth-seeing statue, but the villainous prime minister, Tartalia, has his own plans for the marriage. While Deramo frolics as a deer, Tartalia moves into the King's body and leaves Deramo with his own wretched frame. Will the maiden recognize her love in any form?
GA 509
Armenia, circa 1970
Note:
Director: S. Balabanian
Production Company: Erevan Newsreel and Documentary Film Studio
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 950 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Travelogue. A look at Armenia's landscape and culture, with a focus on its artistry, craft and thriving industry.
GA 510
Okhotnik, Mal'chik I Sobaka, 1970
Note: English Title: Hunter, Boy, and Dog
Director: K. Sulakauri
Production Company: Gruzia-Film
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 817 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Animation. A hunter takes a boy and his dog out to kill some bears. When the boy sees the adorable baby bears, he intercedes and turns hunting into playing.
GA 521-GA 535
Brillianty Dlia Diktatury Proletariata, 1975
Note: English Title: Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat
Director: Grigorii Kromanov
Production Company: Tallinfilm
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description:35 mm
GA 536-GA 547
Gibel' Eskadry, 1965
Note: English Title: Doom of the Squadron; Zagibel' Eskadri
Director: Vladimir Dovgan
Production Company: Dovzhenko Studios
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description:35 mm
GA 548-GA 552
Ivanovo Detstvo, 1962
Note: English Title: Ivan's Childhood
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 35 mm
GA 553-GA 562
Ofitsery, [undated]
Note: English Title: Officers
Director: Vladimir Rogovoi
Production Company: Gorky Studios
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 35 mm
GA 564-GA 565
Gamlet, 1964
Note: English Title: Hamlet, Part II
Director: Grigorii Kozintsev
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 2 reels of 8 (incomplete, parts 1 and 2 of 8); approximately 2000 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm
Summary: Second part of the Shakespeare adaptation.
GA 590-GA 597
[unknown], [undated]
Note: English Title: Seventeen Moments of Spring, Episode 7
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: [unknown]
GA 598-GA 604
[unknown], [undated]
Note: English Title: Seventeen Moments of Spring, Episode 8
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: [unknown]
GA 605-GA 612
[unknown], [undated]
Note: English Title: Seventeen Moments of Spring, Episode 9
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: [unknown]
GA 613-GA 619
[unknown], [undated]
Note: English Title: Seventeen Moments of Spring, Episode 10
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: [unknown]
GA 620-GA 626
[unknown], [undated]
Note: English Title: Seventeen Moments of Spring, Episode 11
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: [unknown]
GA 627-GA 633
[unknown], [undated]
Note: English Title: Seventeen Moments of Spring, Episode 12
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: [unknown]
HB 058-HB 062
Borets I Klouin, 1957
Note: English Title: The Wrestler and the Clown
Director: Boris Barnet; Konstantin Yudin
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 35 mm
HB 063-HB 068
Yvegeni Onegin, 1958
Note: English Title: Eugene Onegin
Director: Roman Tikhomirov
Production Company: Lenfilm Studio
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 35 mm
HB 069-HB 074
Pikovaya Dama, 1961
Note: English Title: The Queen of Spades
Director: Roman Tikhomirov
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 35 mm
HB 075-HB 082, VBB 009-VBB 011
Anna Karenina, 1953
Note:
Director: K Tallel', L. Sadikova, and D. Tambieva
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 8 reels of 8; 12754 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Drama. Tolstoy's novel about Anna, a beautiful woman whose passionate affair with Count Vronsky leads to her divorce with her elderly husband only when she agrees to give up her small son.
HB 083-HB 085
Sibir'iu Plenennye, [undated]
Note: English Title: Enchanted by Siberia
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: [unknown]
HB 086-HB 089, VBB 077-VBB 078
Prikliuchenie Artemki, 1956
Note: English Title: The Adventures of Artemka
Director: Andrei Apsolon
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 7179 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Adventure. Artemka, a kind orphan boy of 12, has a series of adventures with the American black circus wrestler, Peps, and other revolutionaries. He attends the circus serving as a messenger and escapes on a boat.
HB 090-HB 098
Zolotoi Telenok, 1968
Note: English Title: The Golden Calf
Director: Mikhail Shveitser
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 9 reels of 9; 15351 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Comedy. Ostap Bender, a con man in search of a million rubles to enable him to retire to Rio de Janeiro. Bender works with Balaganov and Panikovsky, less successful con men, to find the millionaire who has the rubles. After stealing the rubles, Bender discovers that a millionaire can't even reserve a hotel room in a society where hotel rooms and restaurants are reserved for engineers and construction workers.
HB 099-HB 110, VBB 096-VBB 099
Bratia Karamazovi, 1969
Note: English Title: The Brothers Karamazov
Director: E. Chernetsov, T. Kosteni, and YU. Prikhod'ko
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 12 reels of 12; 19939 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Drama. The relationship of the three brothers to their father is explored prior to the father's murder. Each brother representing one aspect of the nature of man tries to come to grips with a world of evil betrayal.
HB 111, VBA 773
Ritmi Uzbekistana, circa 1960
Note: English Title: Rhythms of Uzbekistan
Director: L. Soldadze
Production Company: Uzbek Film Studios
Language: No dialogue
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1738 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Travelogue. A documentary on the folk art of Uzbekistan.
HB 112, VBA 772
Ritmi Kirgizii, circa 1960
Note: English Title: Rhythms of Kirgizia
Director: Z. Rakhmatulin
Production Company: Kirgiz Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1767 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Travelogue. A documentary on the folk art of Kirgizia music, dancing, and carving.
HB 113, VBA 772
Kirgizia, circa 1960
Note: English Title: Kirghiz
Director: Z. Rakhmatulin
Production Company: Kirgiz Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1642 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Travel documentary. A made for export film which surveys the economic and scenic aspects of the Soviet Republic of Kirgizia with emphasis on modern progress.
HB 114, VBA 773
Iskusstvo Tadzhikistana, circa 1960
Note: English Title: The Art of Tadzhikistan
Director: L. Kimigarova
Production Company: Tadzhikfil'm
Language: No dialogue
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1366 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Travelogue. A made-for-export educational travelogue documentary, the film lacks the English voiceover narration of similar films in the collection. It features native arts, music, crafts, and dance.
HB 115-HB 124, VBB 001-VBB 004
A Zori Zdes' Tikhie, 1972
Note: English Title: The Dawns are Quiet Here, Parts I and II
Director: Stanislav Rostotskii
Production Company: Tsentral'naya Kinostudiya Detskix
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 10 reels of 10; 16748 feet; sound; color, black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: A WWII movie about female recruits being assigned to an anti-aircraft battery. Depicts their first battle against the Germans.
HB 125-HB 129, VBB 081-VBB 082
Tini Zabutikh Predkiv, 1964
Note: English Title: Shadow of Forgotten Ancestors
Director: Dovzhenko Film Studio, 1964
Production Company: Dovzhenko Film Studio
Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8585 feet; color; sound; 35 mm print
Summary: Drama. Centering on the life of a peasant, Ivan, this story traces his life full of pain and death. Unable to marry the girl he loves, he tries to make do with another only to die in despair.
HB 135-HB 145, VBB 083-VBB 086
Beg, 1971
Note: English Title: The Flight
Director: Aleksandr Alov and Vladimir Naumov
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 11 reels of 11; 17296 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: A story of the Russian civil war based on M. Bulgakov's 1926 play, BEG. The film gives the story of several diverse people who try to flee the fighting.
HB 145A-HB 162, VBB 014-VBB 019
Tikhii Don, 1958
Note: English Title: And Quiet Flows the Don
Director: Sergei Gerasimov
Production Company: Moscow Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 18 reels of 18; 30215 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Drama. A three part story of the Cossack Grigorii depicting life before and during WII, the Revolution and the Civil War. He has a passionate affair with Aksinia but is forced to marry Natalya. In the end he abandons Natalya for Aksinia. He fights in the various conflicts but becomes disillusioned with the cause.
HB 163-HB 168, VBB 005-VBB 006
Dvorianskoe Gnezdo, 1969
Note: English Title: A Nest of Gentlefolk
Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 6 reels of 6; 9836 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Drama. In an adaptation of Turgenev's novel, Lavretskii returns to Russia, leaving his unfaithful wife. He falls in love with the devout Liza, reads of his wife's death and is on the verge of happiness when his wife appears on his doorstep.
HB 169-HB 173, VBB 089-VBB 090
Gusarskaya Ballada, 1962
Note: English Title: The Hussar's Ballad
Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Production Company: Ministerstvo Kinematografii
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8362 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Historical comedy/drama. Shurochka is mistaken by Rzhevsky as someone who has come to court her. He leaves to fight in the Napoleonic War, and she follows as an army cornet, fighting valiantly. They duel, he discovers she is a girl, and they proclaim their love.
HB 174-HB 179, VBB 007-VBB 008
Deviat' Dnei Odnogo Goda, 1964
Note: English Title: Nine Days of One Year
Director: Mikhail Romm
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 6 reels of 6; 9774 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Drama. Mitaya Gusev, a nuclear physicist, is near a major breakthrough in his job, but has been exposed to radiation and needs a bone marrow transplant. His wife is miserable until he confides his medical condition to her. She becomes his best friend while they wait for news of the outcome of his operation.
HB 180-HB 184; VBB 094-VBB 095
Pechki Lavochki, 1972
Note:
Director: Vassili Shukshin
Production Company: Gorky Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8818 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Melodrama. A married couple, Vanya and Nyura, leave their village collective farm for the first time to travel to a southern resort. Their train ride brings them in contact with many unfamiliar characters.
HB 185-HB 189, VBB 111-VBB 112
Zhivyot Takoi Paren, 1964
Note: English Title: There Lives Such a Boy
Director: Vasilii Shukshin
Production Company: Gorky Film Studios
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8906 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Comedy. Pavel, a young truck driver, is a brash and cocky character in search of his ideal of love and happiness. He meets many people of different types in his travels.
HB 190-HB 194, VBB 139-VBB 140
Dochki Materi, 1974
Note: English Title: Mother's Daughters
Director: Sergei Gerasimov
Production Company: Gorky Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8931 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Melodrama. 19 year old Ol'ga seeks out Elena Vasil'eva, mistakenly believing the latter is her mother. Elena is sympathetic and the two become friendly until Ol'ga betrays the older woman's trust. Ol'ga returns home, where she claims to have found her mother. Elena then writes to tell her of another Elena who may be her mother.
HB 195-HB 199, VBB 102-VBB 103
A Esli Eto Lyubov'?, 1961
Note: English Title: And If It's Love?
Director: Yuli Raizman
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8983 feet; sound' black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Melodrama. Ksenya and Boris, high school students in love, are humiliated when one of their letters is read aloud, so they skip school for a day in the woods. Parents and teachers are hysterical and threaten them with expulsion.
HB 200-HB 204, VBB 100-VBB 101
Granatovii Braselet, 1966
Note: English Title: The Garnet Bracelet
Director: A. Room
Production Company: Moscow Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7994 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Melodrama. A poor clerk falls in love with a princess and sends her love letters and a garnet bracelet that had been his mother's. Her family is outraged by his audacity and they threaten and mock him. He commits suicide and she, very moved, pays a condolence call.
HB 205-HB 209, VBB 079-VBB 080
Kapitanskaya Dochka, 1958
Note: English Title: The Captain's Daughter
Director: V. Kaplunovskii
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 9027 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Historical drama. Based on the story of the same name by Pushkin. The film depicts the Pugachev rebellion through the eyes of a young officer named Grimev. Grimev's duty is complicated by his love for the Commandant's daughter, Marya.
HB 210-HB 211, VBB 041
Dvoe, 1965
Note: English Title: The Two
Director: Mikhail Bogin
Production Company: Ruzhskaya Kinostudia
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 3294 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Melodrama. Sergei, an oboist at a conservatory, bumps into Natasha, a deaf circus acrobat, and the two explore each other's worlds through notes, lip reading, and smiles. She attends a concert and is so moved by his solo that she is overwhelmed by a memory of sound, a song she heard in childhood.
HB 212-HB 216, VBB 087-VBB 088
Koloniya Lanfier, 1969
Note: English Title: The Lanfier Colony
Director: Jan Schmidt
Production Company: Mosfilm and Barrandov Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7551 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Adventure. Gorn, a loner and outcast, arrives in the outpost Lanfier Colony and alienates all the residents. Only Ester, a young woman who has never been elsewhere, communicates with him and falls in love with him. After Gorn discovers gold, Ester's boyfriend shoots at him. Gorn returns the fire and shoots Ester's boyfriend. The colony seeks revenge and attacks Gorn.
HB 217-HB 221, VBB 131-VBB 132
Pomnit' Ili Zabit', 1981
Note: English Title: To Remember or To Forget
Director: Ian Streich
Production Company: Rizhskaya Kinostudiya
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7852 feet; color; sound; 35 mm print
Summary: Melodrama. A woman who was told her baby died at birth, secretly adopted another to present to her husband. She later learns that her child is alive and tries to forget the boy but cannot.
HB 222-HB 226
Tri Plius Dva, 1963
Note: English Title: Three Plus Two
Director: Genrikh Oganisian
Production Company: Gorky and Riga Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7526 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Romantic comedy. A battle of the sexes at the beach is complicated by mistaken identities.
HB 227-HB 234, VBB 104-VBB 106
U Ozera, 1971
Note: English Title: By the Lake
Director: Sergei Gerasimov
Production Company: Gorky film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 8 reels of 8; 14364 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Drama. Lena Barmina and her father live on the shores of Lake Baikal and want to see the area preserved from industrialization and pollution. The director of the paper mill, Chernikh, begins to understand their position as he gradually becomes very attracted to Lena.
HB 235-HB 254, VBB 123-VBB 130
Voina I Mir (War and Peace), 1958
Note: English Title: War and Peace
Director: Sergei Bondarchuk
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 20 reels of 20; 31491 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Epic drama. The Russian film version of Tolstoy's novel is divided into four parts: Andrei Bolkonski, Natasha Rostova, 1812, and Pierre Bezukov. The film includes battle and ballroom scenes as Napoleon is driven back to France and Natasha and Pierre discover their love for each other.
HB 255-HB 259, VBB 169-VBB 170
Rasskazhi Mne O Sebe, 1971
Note: English Title: Tell Me About Yourself
Director: Sergei Mikaelian
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8215 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: A woman serves as a combat medic in WWII and lives the next 20 years virtually raising her son alone.
HB 260-HB 263, VBB 141-VBB 142
Zozulya S Diplomom, 1972
Note: English Title: Zozulya With a Diploma
Director: V. Il'enko
Production Company: Aleksandr Dovzhenko Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 5934 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Comedy. A young man, Masim, is a poultry butcher who aspires to be a veterinarian. Masim is in love with Natalka who works at a poultry farm and does not appreciate Masim's line of work. After much advice she decides to tolerate him and falls in love.
HB 264-HB 267, VBB 157-VBB 158
Kamennyi Tsvekok, 1946
Note: English Title: The Stone Flower
Director: Aleksandr Ptushko
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 7227 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: A folk tale concerning Danila, the stone carver, and his quest for perfection. He leaves his wedding to obtain training from Mistress of Copper Mountain, who alone can teach him how to bring his art to true perfection.
HB 268-HB 272, VBB 119-VBB 120
Vnimanie, Cherepakha!, 1969
Note: English Title: Attention, Turtle!
Director: Rolan Bykov
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7588 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Children's comedy. A group of first graders struggle over the turtle from the class zoo. One group wants it protected and petted and the others want to train it for battle and test its strength by placing it under a real tank.
HB 273-HB 281, VBB 161-VBB 163
Eskadron Gusar Letuchikh, 1981
Note: English Title: The Squadron of Hussars, Parts I and II
Director: Stanislav Rostotski and Nikita Khubov
Production Company: Tsentralnaia Kinostudiia Detshikh
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 9 reels of 9; 14767 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: The adventures of Hussar Denis Davydov during Napoleon's campaign in Russia in 1812-1813.
HB 282-HB 286, VBB 117-VBB 118
Sampo, 1958
Note:
Director: Aleksandr Ptushko and Holger Harrivirta
Production Company: Mosfilm, Suomi-Filmi
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8537 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Children's fairy tale. The evil witch, Loukhi, kidnaps the beautiful Aniki. After her lover, Lemminkyainen, rescues her, the witch steals the sun, leaving the people and everything on earth to freeze. The village elders assemble at the witch's lair and play magic harps turning her to stone. Lemminkyainen then frees the sun.
HB 287-HB 291, VBB 115-VBB 116
Trembita, 1968
Note:
Director:Oleg Nikolaevski
Production Company: Sverdlovskaya Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8111 feet; color; sound; 35 mm print
Summary: Comic Operetta. A rural comedy in which the greedy Susik desperately searches for treasure he believes hidden in the peaceful village. When Susik finds what he believes to be the treasure he is discovered by the village. Susik opens it in front of all the villagers and discovers only books.
HB 292-HB 299, VBB 133-VBB 134
Andreika, 1958
Note: English Title: Andy
Director: Nikolai Ivanovich Lebedev
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 8 reels of 8; 7899 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: A youth's eye-view of the events in Petrograd from July 1917 to the victory of the October 1971 Bolshevik Revolution.
HB 300-HB 303, VBB 113-VBB 114
Sem' Nyanek, 1962
Note: English Title: Seven Nannies
Director: Rolan Bykov
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 6676 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Drama. A group of seven young people work together at a watch factory and live in the same dormitory. They decide to adopt an incorrigible boy from a freeform school and model their exemplary life for him. He resists, steadling and setting a fire, but ultimately cooperates.
HB 304-HB 307, VBB 171-VBB 172
Poslednie Dni Pompei, 1972
Note: English Title: The Last Days of Pompeii
Director: Iosif Shapiro
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 6499 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Comedy. Pompei is the lead singer and power behind a dreadful provincial variety troupe. Through a combination of trickery and happenstance, she and her troupe are humiliated and driven from town.
HB 308-HB 311, VBB 145-VBB 146
Neispravimui Lgun, 1974
Note: English Title: The Incorrigible Liar
Director: Villen Azarov
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 6668 feet; color; sound; 35 mm print
Summary: Comdey. Tyutyurin is a kind barber who can never get to work on time because he is always stopping to do good deeds for people. His boss refuses to believe any of his incredible excuses until the prince and the famous singer show up at the hair salon.
HB 312-HB 316, VBB 135-VBB 136
Morozko, 1965
Note: English Title: Jack Frost
Director: Aleksandr Rou
Production Company: Gorky Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7307 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Fairy tale. The beautiful Nasten'ka must work impossibly hard while her ugly sister is spoiled and papered. The handsome Ivan must shed his foolish vanity through good deeds before he can marry Nasten'ka. They are helped by Jack Frost and hindered by Baba Yaga.
HB 317-HB 320
Kavkazskaia Plennitsa: Ili Novye Prikliucheniia, 1967
Note: English Title: Prisoner of the Caucuses
Director: Leonid Gaidai
Production Company: Tvorcheskoe ob edinenie luch
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 7097 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Comedy. Shurik, an ethnologist, comes to a village in the Caucasus Mountains to collect folk material. Having shown himself to be gullible and open to suggestion he is recruited by one of the villagers to participate in the ritual kidnapping of the villager's niece, Nina.
HB 321-HB 325, VBB 147-VBB 148
Brilliantovaya Ruka, 1969
Note: English Title: The Diamond Arm
Director: Leonid Gaidai
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8614 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Comedy. The hapless Simyon Simyonovich, after earning a cruise to foreign ports, is mistaken for a jewel smuggler and has jewels embedded in the cast of his broken arm. Upon his return to the USSR, his entire life is turned upside down as the incompetent smugglers attempt to get their loot.
HB 326-HB 329, VBB 149-VBB 150
Vistrel, 1967
Note: English Title: The Shot
Director: Nikolai Trachtenberg
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 6862 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Costume drama. An adaptation of Pushkin's short story in which Sil'vio, a retired officer with a mysterious past, plays cards with his regiment in the provinces until the letter he has awaited arrives. The letter tells him the foppish count with whom he had an abortive duel over a woman is now happily married. Sil'vio returns to seek revenge.
HB 330-HB 334, VBB 151-VBB 152
Shliapa, 1982
Note: English Title: The Hat
Director: Leonid Kvinikhidze
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8092 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Story of a very successful musician who can't manage his personal affairs. Some contemporary Soviet rock music is featured.
HB 335-HB 339, VBB 137-VBB 138
Foma Gordeev, 1959
Note: English Title: Proper Name
Director: Mark Donskoi
Production Company: Kinstudiia IM. M. Gor'logo
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8768 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: The rise and fall of a wealthy young merchant based on the Gorki novel. Semi-autobiographical as to its view of the merchant class.
HB 340-HB 344, VBB 159-VBB 160
Khod Beloi Korolevy, 1971
Note: English Title: March of the White Queen
Director: Viktor Sadovsky
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8379 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: A former USSR champion skier coaches a new pupil in hopes that she will become the next national champion. The pupil finds that desire, even more than strength and technique is the key to winning.
HB 345-HB 349, VBB 179-VBB 180
Melodii Veriiskogo Kvartala, 1973
Note: English Title: Melodies of the Veriisky Quarter
Director: Georgi Shengelaya
Production Company: Gruzia Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5 feet; 8670 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Musical. A poor cab driver can barely support his two young daughters, much less pay for dancing lessons. Varo, the laundress, acts as a secret fairy godmother providing them with fuel, food, and the lessons.
HB 350-HB 354
Dom V Kotorom Ya Zhivy, 1957
Note: English Title: The House I Live In
Director: Lev Kulidzhanov and Yakov Kiegel
Production Company: Gorky Film Studios
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8853 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Drama. Story of several families in a large apartment building before and during WWII. Their lives, joys and sorrows intermingle as their men go off to war.
HB 355-HB 359, VBB 177-VBB 178
Dva Bileta Na Dnevnoi Seans, 1966
Note: English Title: Two Tickets to the Afternoon Show
Director: Gerbert Rappaport
Production Company: Lenfilm Studio
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8666 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Detective story. A police detective infiltrates a Chemical Institute where the director is implicated in illegal activity. Set in 1960s Leningrad.
HB 360-HB 364, VBB 175-VBB 176
Chaika, 1971
Note: English Title: The Seagull
Director: Yuli Karasik
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8744 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Drama. An acclaimed adaptation of the Chekhov play treating themes of a corrupt and waning aristocracy at the end of the 19th century.
HB 365-HB 369
Zhenit'ba Balzaminova, 1966
Note: English Title: The Marriage of Blazaminov
Director: Konstantin Voinov
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7880 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Comedy. Misha, a timid, passive clerk, is dominated by his mother. He fantasizes about being rich and powerful and finally marries a neurotic, fat old woman for her wealth rather than the young woman who loves him.
HB 370-HB 373
Seryozha, 1960
Note: English Title: Seryozha
Director: Georgi Danelia, Igor' Talankin
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; approximately 7500; sound; black and white; 35 mm archival positive
Summary: Melodrama. Four year old Seryozha gets a new stepfather whom he grows to love. Ordinary childhood events are seen from the viewpoint of a small child.
HB 374-HB 377
Lebedinskoe Ozero, 1957
Note: English Title: Swan Lake
Director: M. Orlov and N. Makyev
Production Company: Bolshoi Theatre
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 7255 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A film of the entire ballet, Swan Lake, by Chaikovski. It takes a look at what happens backstage as well as in the audience.
HB 378-HB 382
Robinzona Kruzo, 1973
Note: English Title: Robinson Crusoe
Director: S. Byeniova
Production Company: Odessa Moviestudios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8263 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A feature film about the life of Robinson Crusoe. It shows his various perils of dealing with life on a deserted island.
HB 383-HB 387
Ballada o Soldate, 1959
Note: English Title: Ballad of Soldier
Director: Grigori Chukhrai
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7868 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm archival positive
Summary: A simple story about a soldier traveling on leave. Yet under this are many profound insights on the horror and absurdity of war.
HB 388-HB 392
Ivan Vassilyevich Menyaet Professiu, 1973
Note: English Title: Ivan Vassilyevich Changes Professions
Director: Leonid Gaidai
Production Company: Mosfilm Studios
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 5 reel of 5; 8323 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A Russian comedy about a time machine that gets broken, trapping the wrong people in the wrong times. The inventor, Shurik, accidentally switches his landlord with Ivan the Terrible.
HB 393-HB 397
Kamennyi Gost', 1967
Note: English Title: The Stone Guest
Director: Vladimir Gorikker
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7839 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Film based on a play by Pushkin. A story about the adventures of Don Juan and how he kills the Komandor, then falls for the Komandor's wife. Don Juan's ego causes a terrible tragedy.
HB 398
Zdravstvyi Gryziya, [undated]
Note: English Title: Hello Georgia
Director: K. Kereselidze
Production Company: Georgia Popular-Science and Documentary Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1626 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Georgia is a beautiful and prosperous republic in the U.S.S.R. This country is seen in a very informative film.
HB 399
Pisnya, 1968
Note: English Title: Songs: Of the Ukraine
Director: Viktor Storozhenko
Production Company: The Ukrainian Cultural Documentary Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1853 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A composer is trying to write a song in the Ukraine. He spends time with a Ukrainian family in order to get a better, more meaningful song.
HB 400-HB 404
Zhivye I Mertvye, 1963
Note: English Title: The Living and the Dead
Director: Alexander Stolper
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8879 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A story about the first months of the Soviet people's Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 against Germany. It depicts the sorrow and deprivations which befell the land of the Soviets and the people who fighting and dying won victory over death.
HB 405-HB 406
Narodnie Talantie Y Krainie, [undated]
Note: English Title: Folk Talents of the Ukraine
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: [unknown]
HB 407
Kak Kazaki V Futbol Igrali, [undated]
Note: English Title: How the Cossacks Played Soccer
Director: Vladimir Dahno
Production Company: Sovexportfilm
Language: No dialogue
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1743 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A lively cartoon of the Cossacks forming a soccer team and their adventures while playing.
HB 408
Bremenski Muzykanty, [undated]
Note: English Title: Bremen Musicians
Director: Inessa Kovalevskaia
Production Company: Souzmultfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1920 feet; sound; color 35 mm reference print
Summary: Cartoon. Depicts the tale of the Bremen Musicians.
HB 409
Po Sledam Breminskikh Muzykantov, 1971
Note: English Title: On the Trail of the Bremen Musicians
Director: Vasilii Livanov
Production Company: Souzmultfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1747 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This cartoon continues to follow the adventures of the Bremen Musicians.
HB 410-HB 413
Ruslan I Ludmila, 1972
Note: English Title: Ruslan and Ludmila, Series Two
Director: Aleksandr Ptushko
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 6246 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Ruslan is on the trail of Ludmila. She had ended up at the kingdom, but only Ruslan can wake her from her sleep.
HB 414-HB 417
Ruslan I Ludmila, 1972
Note: English Title: Ruslan and Ludmila, Series One
Director: Aleksandr Ptushko
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 6886 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A depiction of Pushkin's epic poem about how Ludmila gets captured by an evil wizard and how Ruslan must save her.
HB 418
Labirint: Podvigi Tesia, 1971
Note: English Title: Labyrinth: The Feats of Thesis
Director: A. Snezhko-Bliotskaia
Production Company: Souzmultfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1876 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A cartoon that tells the mythological tale of Thesis and how he defeated the minotaur.
HB 419
Na Manezhe Unosti, 1961
Note: English Title: Youth in the Arena
Director: L. Stepanova
Production Company: Mosnauchfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 1 reel of 1; 1855 feet; color; sound; 35 mm reference print
Summary: An educational film on the Russian School of Circus Arts.
HB 420-HB 421
Podzemnye Magistrali, 1971
Note: English Title: Underground Railroads
Director: V. Safrononv
Production Company: Tsvetfilm
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 2664 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This film shows how the subway system of the Soviet Union has grown and developed.
HB 422-HB 427
Idiot, 1958
Note: English Title: The Idiot
Director: Ivan Pyriev
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 6 reels of 6; 10090 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm archival positive
Summary: Based on the novel by Dostoevsky. Prince Muskin returns home to Petersburg, where he falls in love with a wealthy man's mistress. She cares for him but feels she is no good for him because she is a fallen woman.
HB 464-HB 469
Idiot, 1958
Note: English Title: The Idiot
Director: Ivan Pyriev
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 6 reels of 6; 8931 feet; sound; color; 35 mm archival positive
Summary: Based on the novel by Dostoevsky. Prince Muskin returns home to Petersburg, where he falls in love with a wealthy man's mistress. She cares for him but feels she is no good for him because she is a fallen woman.
HB 470-HB 472
[unknown], [undated]
Note: English Title: High Adventure With Lowell Thomas
Director: Lowell Thomas and Lowell Thomas Jr.
Production Company: Odessy Productions
Language: English
Physical Description: 3 reels of 3' 4783 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Lowell Thomas and his son document their trip through Tibet, while on their way to see the Dhali Lahama. They encounter many views of the Tibetan way of life, and culture.
HB 473-HB 477
Dikii Med, 1967
Note: English Title: Wild Honey
Director: Vladimir Chebatareva
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8737 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: The film centers on the life of Varvara Knyazhich, a photographer. She is on a geological expedition and becomes ill. In her feverish state she flashes back to the war and the bittersweet love she encountered there.
HB 486-HB 490
Dikaya Sobaka Dingo, 1963
Note: English Title: Wild Dog Dingo
Director: Yuli Karasik
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8761 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: The film follows the life of a schoolgirl, Tanya. She is nicknamed Dingo, after the wild dogs of Australia. She constantly dreams of far away places as being a haven from all of the problems and growing pains she feels at home.
HB 491-HB 495
Dzohivem do Ponidelnika, 1968
Note: English Title: Until Monday
Director: Stanislav Rostotski
Production Company: Children and Youths Central Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 9397 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This film depicts three days in the lives of various teachers at the ninth form class. One of the school's best teachers, Ilya Sememovich, is the central focus. This film shows that a teacher's job is not just hourly work, but a constant inspired, creative career.
HB 496-HB 497
Medved, 1938
Note: English Title: The Bear
Director: Isador Annenski
Production Company: Sovexportfilm
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 4033 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Comedy. Grigori Smirnov arrives at the house of Yelena Popova to demand payment of her late husband's promissory note. She denies him and they argue. Smirnov challenges her to a duel in which he realizes that he loves her, and she him.
HB 498-HB 501
Opekun, 1971
Note: English Title: The Guardian
Director: Alberta Mkrtchyana
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 7539 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Comedy. Misha is jobless and homeless so he relies on the help of his friends to get him a job. Misha runs into several mishaps while trying to find the perfect job.
HB 502-HB 506
Skazka O Tsare Saltane, 1958
Note: English Title: Tale of Tsar Sultan
Director: Aleksander Ptushko
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7685 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This film is based on the tales by A. Pushkin. We follow the life of the young prince who gets exiled as a boy. He grows up to find out from a magical Swan Princess that he is truly the son of the Tsar.
HB 507-HB 508
Festival Russkaya Zima, circa 1970
Note: English Title: Festival of Russian Winter
Director: V. Fedorchenko
Production Company: Central Documentary Film Studio
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 2228 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: During the festival called 'Russian Winter' one could see many interesting things. There are many art shows, dancing, and plenty of food to try. In the Bolshoi Theatre there are several ballets as well.
HB 509-HB 513
Bab'e Tsarstvo, 1968
Note: English Title: Women's Kingdom
Director: Aleksei Saltykov
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reel of 5; 8546 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Women of a small Russian village that was occupied by fascist soldiers during WWII work hard to rebuild their village after the war. Eventually, the fighting men from the village return and adjustments have to be made.
HB 514-HB 518
Devushka Bas Adresa, 1957
Note: English Title: Girl Without an Address
Director: Nikolai Rybnikov
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7768 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Katya is traveling to Moscow to try to become an actress. On the train she meets and falls for Pasha, who is also going to Moscow. They get separated before Pasha can get her address. He spends the rest of the time trying to find her.
HB 519-HB 521
Yaziek Zhivotniekh, 1967
Note: English Title: The Language of Animals
Director: F. Sobolev
Production Company: Kiev Popular Science Film Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 3 reels of 3; 4909 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This film was made to show various scientific discoveries in the area of how animals communicate with each other. The film includes studies with insects, fish, dolphins, and monkeys.
HB 522-HB 526
Evdokia, [undated]
Note:
Director: T. Lioznova
Production Company: Gorky Film Studio
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 9482 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: The touching story of Evdokim and Evdokiya and how they came to be a family. We follow them through all their family's tests and trials. In the end we see how much love they have for each other.
HB 527-HB 528
Osennii Kontsert, circa 1970
Note: English Title: Autumn Concert
Director: E. Kryakvin
Production Company: Central Documentary Film Studios
Language: No dialogue, text in English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; 2422 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This film documents some of the Soviet Union's most talented performers in piano, choir, voice, and dance.
HB 529-HB 532
Dneprovskie Zvezdie, circa 1950
Note: English Title: Dnieper Stars
Director: V. Butkov
Production Company: Kiev Television Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 5557 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This made for television film showcases some of the Ukraine's most popular performers, as well as great performers from around the Soviet Union.
HB 535-HB 538
Udar, Eshyo Udar!, 1968
Note: English Title: Shot, Another Shot!
Director: Viktor Sadovski
Production Company: Lenfilm Studio
Language: Russian, reels 3-4 have English subtitles
Physical Description: 4 reels of 5; 7600 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: The protagonist, Alexei Timofeyev is a champion soccer coach. He coaches Leningrad's favorite team, the Zarays. Tension mounts as the team gets closer and close to playing in the championship Northern Seas Cup game against a French team, the Reefs. The Reefs' coach, Berger, is a ruthless man who will win at all costs.
HB 539-HB 542
Noch' Pered Rozhdestvom, 1961
Note: English Title: The Night Before Christmas
Director: Aleksandr Rou
Production Company: Gorky Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 6226 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This film is based on a story of the same name by Nikolai Gogol. A fairy tale love story, based in the Ukraine of long ago. Several folk tale characters are seen in this story.
HB 543-HB 547, HC 947
Chapaev, 1934
Note: English Title: Chapayev
Director: Sergei Vasiliev and Georgi Vasiliev
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian, English subtitles
Physical Description: 6 reels of 6; 8525 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Chapayev, the highly respected commander of a division of the Red army leads his troops to legendary victories over the Whiteguard. But troubles occur, and Chapayev makes a fatal mistake.
HB 548-HB 550
Doroga K Zvezdam, 1958
Note: English Title: Road to the Stars
Director: Pavel Klushantsev
Production Company: Leningrad Popular-Science Film Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 3 reels of 3; 4531 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A 'space race' film released the same year Sputnik was launched. It follows the progression of rocket science in Russia, and some of their speculations for the future.
HB 551-HB 555
O Tekh, Kogo Pomniu I Liubliu, 1973
Note: English Title: Of Those Whom I Remember and Love
Director: Anatoly Vekhotko and Natalya Troshenko
Production Company: Lenfilm Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7134 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Based on a true story about a squadron of girls who volunteered for the army. They work to find and disable mines with the help of their faithful dogs.
HB 556-HB 559
Kazhdy Vecher V Odinadtsat, 1969
Note: English Title: Every Night at Eleven
Director: Samson Iosifovich Samsonov
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 7231 feet; sound; black and white, 35 mm reference print
Summary: A romance between a widow, who thinks she will never find love again, and one of her colleagues at work. As the film progresses, so does their relationship.
HB 560-HB 563
Ia Shagaiu Po Moskve, 1964
Note: English Title: I Walk Around Moscow
Director: Georgii Daneliya
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Reel 1 in Russian, reels 2-4 in English
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 6735 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: An interesting look at the lives of three young men. Volodya is from Siberia and is vacationing in Moscow. There he meets Kolya and his friend Sasha. The three get into many situations, but everything works out in the end.
HB 564-HB 567
Nevestka, 1972
Note: English Title: Daughter-in-Law
Director: Khodzhakuli Narliyev
Production Company: Turkmen Film
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 7062 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: A touching feature film about a woman who lives with her father-in-law while she waits for her husband to return from fighting in the war. Her father-in-law knows he has been killed, but does not tell his daughter-in-law so that she can keep a hold of her dreams.
HB 568-HB 570
Uralskaya Mozaika, 1970
Note: English Title: Ural Mosaics
Director: K. Deryabin
Production Company: Sverdlov Studios
Language: English
Physical Description: 3 reels of 3; 4448 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This movie depicts the industry and culture of the Ural Mountains area. Traditionally thought of as the boundary between Europe and Asia, this mountain range has much to offer.
HB 571-HB 575
Zhuravushka, 1969
Note:
Director: Nikolai Moskalenko
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7316 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: One woman's story of village life after the war as she waits for her husband to come home.
HB 576-HB 580
Den' Kogda Ispolniaetsia 30 Let, 1962
Note: English Title: The Day One Turns Thirty
Director: Valentin Vinogradov
Production Company: Belorusfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 7821 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: One woman's story of her quest for happiness. Svetlana wanted to go to art school, but her mate forbade it. She leaves him and starts a new life, including art school and a new suitor, Zakhar. She reminisces about it all on her 30th birthday.
HB 581-HB 585
Chelovek Amfibia, 1962
Note: English Title: Amphibian Man
Director: Gennadi Kazanski and Vladimir Chebotarev
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8568 feet; sound; color; 35 mm print
Summary: Iktiandear is the result of his scientist father's experiments in living underwater. He is half man, half mer-man. Ikiandear falls in love with Guttierye, a beautiful girl from the village. Guttierye has already been betrothed by her father to a man she hates. Iktiandar encounters much trouble as he tries to change that outcome.
HB 586-HB 589
Gamlet, 1964
Note: English Title: Hamlet, Part I
Director: Grigori Kozintsev
Production Company: Lenfilm Studios
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 6744 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: This highly acclaimed work by Koxintesev is a great depiction of one of Shakespeare's greatest works. It is the first half of the story of Hamlet. In this series, Hamlet learns that his father was really murdered. Hamlet tries to expose his uncle for what he really is.
HB 590-HB 591
Afera, 1972
Note: English Title: The Affair
Director: R. Atamalivekov
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 2 reels; 3093 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Crime. Two recently acquainted sailors, Nikolai Petrovich Jose Maria Daniz, refuse to be bribed by a corrupt ship captain who crashes their ship for profit. On shore, Daniz comes to Nikolai's rescue and misses his own ship back home.
HB 592-HB 595
Striapukha, 1966
Note: English Title: The Woman Cook
Director: Edmond Keosaian
Production Company: Gosudarstvenii Komitet po Kinematografii
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 5668 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Musical comedy. A beautiful woman is hired as a cook at a collective farm. She attracts a lot of attention from the men. She becomes close to one man and makes the man's girlfriend jealous. When a soldier arrives at the farm who knew the cook, the girlfriend tries to make her boyfriend jealous by inviting the soldier to stay with her.
HB 596-HB 599
Poi Pesniu, Poet, 1972
Note: English Title: Sing Your Song, Poet
Director: Sergei Urussevsky
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 6425 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Cultural. Sergei Esenin, now a celebrated poet, remembers the days of his youth in the rural fields of Russia, plowing, frolicking, falling in love, and deriving the inspiration that would later lead him to proclaim Soviet Russia as the only motherland for his lyrical and nationalistic soul.
HB 600-HB 607, GA 563
Chaikovsky, 1970
Note: English Title: Tchaikovsky
Director: Igor Talankin
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 9 reels of 9 ; 13662; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Cultural. A biography of Tchaikovsky as an artist, struggling with his age to achieve the stature of a true composer. Accused of sentimentalism in his music and egotism for failing to notice the burning love of his patroness, Nadezhda von Mekk, he strives to keep inspiration alive and to inscribe his name in the history of music.
HB 608-HB 613
Vsadnik Bez Golovi, 1970
Note: English Title: The Headless Horseman
Director: Vladimir Weistock
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 6 reels of 6; 8867 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Western. Shortly after Louisa Pointdexter, a millionaire's daughter, falls in love with Gerald Morris, the new cowboy in town. When her brother disappears the town thinks Morris killed him.
HB 614-HB 618
Delo Bilo V Pen'kove, 1958
Note: English Title: It Happened in Penkov
Director: Stanislav Rostotsky
Production Company: Unknown
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; c. 8450 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Drama. When Tonia, an urban woman from Leningrad, arrives at the commune, Matvey's eye is caught, even though he is marrying Larissa. As Tonia undertakes a project to enhance the culture of the commune, Larissa schemes to get her out of the way. Matvey confesses his love to Tonia, which she also shares, but she is firm in her refusal to break up a family, even despite her own isolation.
HB 619-HB 622
Soleniy Pes, 1973
Note: English Title: Salty Dog
Director: Nikolai Koshelev
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 6537 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Children's film. The amusing and touching misadventures of a man and his dog, and the overpowering bond that unites them. Hungry and alone after a narrow escape from death, the pup Soleniy encounters the sailor, Mart'yanov. Mart'yanov becomes his owner and friend. Away at sea, Soleniy matures, learns the lessons of jealousy and responsibility, and endures a painful separation in a strange land.
HB 623-HB 631
Privalovskie Millioni, 1973
Note: English Title: The Privalovsky Millions, Series I and II
Director: Yaropolk Lapshin
Production Company: Sverdlovskaya Kinostudiya
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 9 reel of 9; 14745 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Drama. A late nineteenth century tale of the seeds of socialism, as experienced by the millionaire Privalov. Conscious of the injustice and inequity of the peasants' status, he strives to implement change at his mill, in the face of his society's greed and stagnation. Polovodov, his scheming treasurer, seeks to undermine his righteous attempts.
HB 632-HB 636
Snegurochka, 1969
Note: English Title: Snow Maiden
Director: Pavel Kadochnikov
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 8185 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Folk tale musical. Enchanted by the sounds of peasant singing, Snegurochka wishes to leave her mystical forest abode and join the villagers in their merriment. But jealousy and frustration follow, once having captured the hearts of others, she finds herself unable to feel love. Inspired by the passionate Mizgir, she runs to her mother, Spring, and begs for the power of sentiment. Just as her heart awakens with the warm rays, she starts to melt.
HB 637-HB 640
Zvezda Baleta, 1964
Note: English Title: The Ballet Star
Director: Alexei Mishurin
Production Company: Kino Studiya Alexandra Dovzhenko
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 7222 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Drama. Stepan Petrovich is enamored with Viktoria Chaika, the dancer from the Ukrainian ice ballet. When Varia Chaenko comes into his office to work on a drafting project, he confesses of his fascination for the dancer, not realizing that it is the same person without the stage and makeup. Viria keeps her secret, leaving Stepan confused over his duel attraction.
HB 641-HB 644
Krotkaia, 1960
Note: English Title: The Meek Young Girl
Director: Aleksandr Borisov
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 6553 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Psychological drama. A pawnbroker comes home too late, just after his wife has thrown herself out of a window. He tells the haunting story of his relationship with this meek girl, once willing to love him. However, he oppressed and tormented her until she uncovers his inglorious past and grew to despise him and herself.
HB 645-HB 648
Deti Don-Kikhota, 1966
Note: English Title: The Children of Don Quixote
Director: Evgenii Karelev
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 7000 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Comedy. Anatoly is an obstetrician with three rambunctious children who start a lot of trouble, but whom he ultimately adores. At the hospital, one woman rejects and abandons her new baby daughter and Anatoly brings another child home.
HB 653-HB 657
Pisni Nad Dniprom, 1958
Note: English Title: Songs Over the Dnieper
Director: In Ukrainian
Production Company: Kiev Film Studio O.P. Dovzhenko
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 5 reels of 5; 6609 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Musical variety. Performing on the banks of the Dnieper River, Ukrainian youths sing, dance, and play instruments in a showcase celebration of folk-cultural talent.
HB 658-HB 660
Snova K Zvezdam, circa 1962
Note: English Title: Again to the Stars
Director: Dmitri Bogolepov and Grigori Kosenko
Production Company: Moskovskaya
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 3 reels of 3; 4112 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Documentary. After Gagarin's first trip into outer space, German Titov prepares for a launch in the sputnik Vostok-2, continuing the exploration. The film follows his rigorous preparation, his actual 22 hour trip, in which Titov orbits the earth 17 times, and the return, upon which he is celebrated as a Soviet hero.
HB 661-HB 664
Dom S Mezoniom, 1960
Note: English Title: House With an Attic
Director: Yakov Bazelian
Production Company: Yal'tinskaya
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; 7471 feet; sound; color; 35 mm reference print
Summary: Drama. Based on the story by A.P. Chekhov, a landscape painter becomes acquainted with two sisters who live on a wealthy estate. The older sister is passionate about helping the peasantry and shows disdain for the painter's occupation while the younger sister becomes better acquainted with him. After a fire in the village, the artist proclaims his ideas about the uselessness of hospitals and how the aristocracy should help the peasants with their workload. The older sister agrees with him and falls in love with him but is forced to renounce him.
HB 665-HB 666
Liudi Tsirka, [undated]
Note: English Title: Circus People
Director: R. Kozhevnikova
Production Company: Tsentral'naya
Language: English
Physical Description: 2 reels of 2; approximately 2100 feet; sound; black and white; 35 mm print
Summary: Documentary. A look inside the Moscow Circus, its veteran ringmaster, the preparations, a survey of the acts, and the schooling and career of a circus artist.
HC 320-HC 324
Suvorov, 1940
Note:
Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description:35 mm
HC 325-HC 329
Zhivye i mertvye, [undated]
Note: English Title: The Living and the Dead, Part II
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: [unknown]
HC 330-HC 334
Svad'ba v Malinovke, 1967
Note: English Title: Wedding in Malinovka
Director: Andrei Tutyshkin
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 35 mm
HC 335-HC 337
Morskie rasskazy, [undated]
Note: English Title: Tales of the Sea, Part II
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: [unknown]
HC 338-HC 342
Igrok, 1972
Note: English Title: The Gambler
Director: Aleksei Batalov
Production Company: Lenfilm and Barrandov Studio
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description:35 mm
HC 343-HC 348
Die Csardasfurstin, 1951
Note: English Title: The Csardas Princess
Director: Georg Jacoby
Production Company: Deutsche Styria Film and Junge Film-Union
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 35 mm
HC 349-HC 353
Kazaki, 1961
Note: English Title: The Coassacks
Director: Vasilii Pronin
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 35 mm
HC 354-HC 358
Devchata, 1961
Note: English Title: The Girls
Director: Iurii Chuliukin
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 35 mm
HC 359-HC 363
V Tvoikh Rukakh Zhizn', 1959
Note: English Title: Life is in Your Hands
Director: Nikolai Rozantsev
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description:35 mm
HC 364-HC 368
Vasilii Surikov, 1959
Note: English Title: Vasiliy Surikov
Director: Anatolii Rybakov
Production Company: Mosfilm
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 35 mm
HC 369-HC 373
Zelenaia Kareta, 1967
Note: English Title: The Green Carriage
Director: Ian Frid
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 35 mm
HC 374-HC 377
Shel'menko-Denshchik, 1971
Note: English Title: Rascally Orderly; Shelmenko the Orderly
Director: Andrei Tutyshkin
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 35 mm
HC 378-HC 381
Gamlet, 1964
Note: English Title: Hamlet, Part II
Director: Grigorii Kozintsev
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: Russian
Physical Description: 4 reels of 4; approximately 6762; sound; black and white; 35 mm
Summary: Second part of the Shakespeare adaptation.
HC 382-HC 386
Proshchanie s Peterburgom, 1971
Note: English Title: Farewell to Petersburg
Director: Ian Frid
Production Company: Lenfilm
Language: [unknown]
Physical Description: 35 mm
HC 522-HC 525
[unknown], [undated]
Note: English Title: Seventeen Moments of Spring, Episode 1
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: [unknown]
HC 526-HC 529
[unknown], [undated]
Note: English Title: Seventeen Moments of Spring, Episode 2
Director: [unknown]
Production Company: [unknown]
Language: [unknown]