Release date6 November 1935 (1935-11-06) WriterAleksandr Dovzhenko, N. Simonov Music directorDmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky ScreenplayAlexander Dovzhenko, N. Simonov CastSergei Stolyarov, Stepan Shkurat, Yelena Maksimova, Vladimir Uralsky, Boris Dobronravov Similar moviesRelated Alexander Dovzhenko movies
Aerograd alexander dovzhenko 1935
Aerograd (Russian: Аэроград, also referred to as Air City or Frontier) is a 1935 Soviet adventure film by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko, a coproduction between Mosfilm and VUFKU. It is an adventure story set in the Soviet Far East in the future.
A Russian outpost in Eastern Siberia comes under threat of attack by the Japanese in this patriotic film from 1935. Aerograd is a new town with a strategically located airfield of vital interest to the government. Work on the new outpost is complicated when tensions develop between workers and a religious sect. The sect threatens to give their support to a band of marauding samurai warriors who battle for control of the region. Relations between the two countries are further strained in the days before World War II, dating back to the Russo-Japanese War of 1905. In this feature, the Russians are victorious as airplanes throughout the country come to the aid of the beleaguered new town. Director Alexander Dovzhenko, long considered a giant in Russian classic cinema, also wrote the screenplay for this feature.
Stepan Shagaida as Stepan Glushak
Sergei Stolyarov as Vladimir Slushak
Stepan Shkurat as Vasili Khudiakov
Nikon Tabunasov as Young Chukcha
Boris Dobronravov as Aniky Shavanov
Yelena Maksimova as Maria Kudina
Vladimir Uralsky as Yefim Kosa, partisan
Ekaterina Korchagina-Aleksandrovskaya as old believer