Isidor Simkov Release date1936 DirectorsGrigori Aleksandrov, Isidor Simkov CastLyubov Orlova, Vladimir Volodin, Sergei Stolyarov, Pavel Massalsky, Lev Sverdlin, Solomon Mikhoels Similar moviesFrozen, Birdman, Pitch Perfect 2, Aladdin, Tangled, Straight Outta Compton
Russian lullaby from the movie circus tsirk ussr 1936 with subtitles
Circus (Russian: Цирк; translit. Tsirk) is a 1936 Soviet melodramatic comedy musical film. It was directed by Grigori Aleksandrov and Isidor Simkov at the Mosfilm studios. In his own words, it was conceived as "an eccentric comedy...a real side splitter."
Starring the glamorous and immensely popular Lyubov Orlova (Aleksandrov's wife), the first recognized star of Soviet cinema and a gifted singer, the film contains several songs which instantly became Soviet classics. The most famous is the "Song of the Motherland" (Широка страна моя родная).
The film was based on a comedy written by Ilf and Petrov and Valentin Kataev and performed by Moscow music hall, Under the Circus Dome (Под куполом цирка), which was seen and liked by Aleksandrov. They made the play into the plot, but during the initial film shooting they went to America. Upon return, they disliked the director's interpretation, and after a conflict they abandoned the work, forbade the mention of their names in the credits, and further work on the plot was continued by Isaac Babel.
Flight to the stratosphere from the movie circus tsirk ussr 1936 with subtitles
Orlova plays an American circus artist who, after giving birth to a black baby (played by James Lloydovich Patterson), immediately becomes a victim of racism and is forced to stay in the circus, but finds refuge, love and happiness in the USSR. Her black son is embraced by friendly Soviet people. The movie climaxes with a lullaby being sung to the baby by representatives of various Soviet ethnicities taking turns.
The film was digitally colorized in 2011 in Russia.
Lyubov Orlova as Marion Dixon, American actress and circus artist.
James Patterson as Jimmy, Marion's baby
Sergei Stolyarov as Ivan Petrovich Martinov, Soviet performance director
Pavel Massalsky as Franz von Kneishitz, corrupt theatrical agent
Vladimir Volodin as Ludvig, Soviet circus director
Yevgeniya Melnikova as Rayechka, the director's daughter
Aleksandr Komissarov as Skameikin
Nikolai Otto as Charlie Chaplin
Solomon Mikhoels as Cameo
The name of the heroine Marion Dixon - a tribute to the popularity of the famous actress and singer Marlene Dietrich
In early 1953 the verses from the lullaby, sung in Yiddish (that where performed by Solomon Mikhoels) were removed. After Stalin's death the verses were returned.
The well known animal trainer Boris Eder substituted for Aleksandr Komissarov in Skameikin's flower fight with the lions.
The Flight to the Moon stunt coordinated and performed by three Kharkiv inventors where the extreme sports athlete Vera Buslaeva substituted for Lyubov Orlova for the cameras.
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