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Song About the Merchant Kalashnikov

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Genre  Short
Producer  Aleksandr Khanzhonkov
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Director  Vasily Goncharov
Music director  Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Cast  Pyotr Chardynin
Country  Russian Empire
Language  Silent film Russian intertitles
Release date  15 March 1909 (1909-03-15)
Writer  Vasili Goncharov, Mikhail Lermontov (poem)
Genres  Silent film, Black-and-white
Similar movies  Vasily Goncharov directed Song About the Merchant Kalashnikov and wrote the screenplay for Stenka Razin

Song About the Merchant Kalashnikov (Russian: Песнь про купца Калашникова, translit. Pesn pro kuptsa Kalashnikova) is a 1909 Russian silent film directed by Vasily Goncharov. The film is believed to be lost.

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Plot

The film was loosely based on the eponymous poem by Mikhail Lermontov and consisted of four scenes: the feast at the court of Ivan the Terrible, the assault of Kalashnikov's wife by oprichnik Kiribeevich, the argument between Kalashnikov and Kiribeevich, and the fistfight between the protagonists.

Production

Song About the Merchant Kalashnikov was filmed in 1908 with actors from the troupe of Vvedensky Narodny Dom. Pyotr Chardynin, who later become one of the leading directors of the Russian Empire, debuted in the film as an actor.

Cast

  • Pyotr Chardynin as Merchant Kalashnikov
  • Aleksandra Goncharova as Kalashnikov's wife
  • Andrey Gromov as Oprichnik Kiribeevich
  • Ivan Potemkin as Ivan the Terrible
  • References

    Song About the Merchant Kalashnikov Wikipedia
    Song About the Merchant Kalashnikov IMDb


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