GenreDrama CinematographyAnatoli Golovnya CountrySoviet Union
LanguageSilent film (Russian intertitles) Release date12 June 1927 (USSR)
4 January 1930 (USA) WriterIvan Shmelyov (short story), Yakov Protazanov (scenario), Oleg Leonidov (scenario) CastMichael Chekhov, Igor Ilyinsky Similar moviesRelated Yakov Protazanov movies
Man from the restaurant 1927 movie
Man from the Restaurant (Russian: Человек из ресторана) is a 1927 Soviet drama film directed by Yakov Protazanov based on the story by Ivan Shmelyov. The main role was written for Ivan Moskvin, but he was changed for Chekhov because of illness.
After the death of his son at the front, and his wife's demise, widower waiter Skorohodov rents his room to Sokolin, a young man who works as a messenger in one of the offices. The lodger and Skorohodov's daughter fall in love with each other, but an unexpected contender has appeared to the modest young man in the guise of Karasyov, a constant patron of the restaurant, a factory owner who decides to seduce the woman who he has taken a liking to.