The Height (Russian: Высота, Translit.: Vysota) is a 1957 Soviet drama film produced at Mosfilm and directed by Aleksander Zarkhi after the novel of the same name written by Evgeny Vorobyov. It stars Nikolai Rybnikov and Inna Makarova.
A team of steel erectors has been redeployed to a steel mill construction site in a small town. The head of the squad, Nicholay Pasechnik, is a shockworker of Socialist Labour and reputed to be a darling of the women and a quick wit. Welder Katerina Petrashen', working on the construction site as well, is to be considered a pretty girl of easy virtue: she smokes (at the time, it was the height of immorality!), is not a member of the Komsomol, likes party-coloured dresses and behaves provocatively.
After Nikolay and Katerina got to know each other, they develop a mutual interest. Intrigues of the building site manager, who goes on a business trip at the most crucial moment of blast-furnace tube rising and who shifted then the responsibility for the failure on to the engineer, cost Nikolay his health.
When the young ironworker is hospitalized after falling from a great height, Katya gives word to stop smoking and to start a new life.