Cook Book Chapter 5

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2. The Picture of Dorian Grey (1915)

22 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Directors: Vsevolod Meyerhold, Mikhail Doronin | Stars: Varvara Yanova, Vsevolod Meyerhold, G. Enriton, P. Belova

Votes: 36

4. Father Sergius (1918)

112 min | Biography, Drama, History

Prince Kasatsky is a just and proud youth, shock and disappointment with the world bring him to church, he becomes father Sergius. It is a story of his piety and temptation.

Directors: Yakov Protazanov, Alexandre Volkoff | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Olga Kondorova, V. Dzheneyeva, Vladimir Gajdarov

Votes: 421

5. The Queen of Spades (1916)

63 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

While hosting a game of cards one night, Narumov tells his friends a story about his grandmother, a Countess. As a young woman, she had once incurred an enormous gambling debt, which she ... See full summary »

Director: Yakov Protazanov | Stars: Tamara Duvan, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Vera Orlova, Nikolai Panov

Votes: 570

9. Mute Witnesses (1914)

65 min | Drama

In order to allow another servant to go home to be with her children, Nastya agrees to serve in her place, as a maid in the household in which Nastya's grandfather is a porter. Soon ... See full summary »

Director: Yevgeny Bauer | Stars: Aleksandr Chargonin, Aleksandr Kheruvimov, Dora Tschitorina, Viktor Petipa

Votes: 70

10. Child of the Big City (1914)

37 min | Drama, Short

Seamstress Mary dreams of a better life in luxury instead of her badly paid job in a sweatshop. Her dreams come true, when she draws the attention of Victor, a burgeoise, who invites her ... See full summary »

Director: Yevgeny Bauer | Stars: Elena P. Smirnova, Nina Kosljaninowa, Michael Salarow, Arsenii Bibikov

Votes: 276

11. After Death (1916)

46 min | Drama

Andrei lives a secluded life with his aunt, studying and thinking about his now-deceased mother. His friend Tsenin is concerned, and tries to get Andrei to accompany him to social events. ... See full summary »

Director: Yevgeny Bauer | Stars: Vitold Polonsky, Olga Rakhmanova, Vera Karalli, Mariya Khalatova

Votes: 742

12. Her Sister's Rival (1916)

66 min | Drama

Wealthy Mrs. Khromova has a natural daughter, Musya, and an adopted daughter, Nata. The merchant Zhurov is in love with Nata, and hopes to marry her, but she is non-committal. When Zhurov ... See full summary »

Director: Yevgeny Bauer | Stars: Olga Rakhmanova, Lidiya Koreneva, Vera Kholodnaya, Vitold Polonsky

Votes: 352

13. The Dragonfly and the Ant (1913)

5 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

The Dragonfly jumped in the summer, danced, and the ant was collecting supplies for the winter. Winter came. The Dragonfly did not have time to look back, but there is already nothing left.... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 302

14. The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mr Beetle seeks companionship from a statuesque dragonfly dancer, unaware that her ex-boyfriend, a slender grasshopper and an industrious cameraman, watches their every move. Will Mrs Beetle forgive him? Will he get away with adultery?

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 2,310

15. The Insects' Christmas (1913)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

A Father Christmas ornament climbs down from a decorated tree, and goes to the forest. There he creates and decorates a Christmas tree for the forest creatures. He then invites all the ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 545

17. Godovshchina revolyutsii (1918)

119 min | Documentary

The history of the October revolution told in images, starting from the uprising of 25 February up to the first anniversary of the revolution. The uprisings, the civil wars and the soviet life and leaders are shown in panoramic images.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Stars: Aleksandr Kerensky, V.I. Lenin, Leon Trotsky

Votes: 34

20. Kino Eye (1924)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

This documentary promoting the joys of life in a Soviet village centers around the activities of the Young Pioneers. These children are constantly busy, pasting propaganda posters on walls,... See full summary »

Director: Dziga Vertov

Votes: 791

21. Shagay, sovet! (1926)

65 min | Documentary

Dziga Vertov records the achievements, and some failures, of the Moscow soviet.

Director: Dziga Vertov

Votes: 127

22. The Sixth Part of the World (1926)

68 min | Documentary

"Sixth Part of the World" was the size of Soviet Union of the time. Many peoples of many customs composed it. Ice and desert, forest and ocean. Bread, furs, machines. All and every is a part of great unity.

Director: Dziga Vertov

Votes: 394

23. The Eleventh Year (1928)

52 min | Documentary

This documentary film is showing the hard labor of countrymen in industrial production to strengthen the U.S.S.R. economy and turning their country into a world power.

Director: Dziga Vertov

Votes: 239

24. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 20,118

25. Enthusiasm (1931)

Not Rated | 67 min | Documentary

How the miners of the Don coal basin (one of the industrial regions of Ukraine) were striving to fulfill in four years their part of the Five Year Plan.

Director: Dziga Vertov

Votes: 659

26. Three Songs About Lenin (1934)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

Three anonymous songs about Lenin provide the basis for this documentary that celebrates the achievements of the Soviet Union and Lenin's role in creating them.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Stars: Dolores Ibárruri, Nadezhda Krupskaya, V.I. Lenin, Joseph Stalin

Votes: 596

27. For Luck (1917)

40 min | Short, Drama

Since Zoya Verenskaya's husband passed away ten years ago, she has been devoted to her daughter Lee. At present, Lee is in poor health, and she is in danger of losing her eyesight. Zoya's ... See full summary »

Director: Yevgeny Bauer | Stars: Emma Bauer, Tasya Borman, N. Dennitsyna, Aleksandr Kheruvimov

Votes: 80

28. The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

The film chronicles the adventures of an American, "Mr. West," and his faithful bodyguard and servant Jeddie, as they visit the land of the horrible, evil Bolsheviks. Through various ... See full summary »

Director: Lev Kuleshov | Stars: Porfiri Podobed, Boris Barnet, Aleksandra Khokhlova, Vsevolod Pudovkin

Votes: 816

30. By the Law (1926)

80 min | Drama

A five-person team of gold prospectors in the Yukon has just begun to enjoy great success when one of the members snaps, and suddenly kills two of the others. The two survivors, a husband ... See full summary »

Director: Lev Kuleshov | Stars: Aleksandra Khokhlova, Sergey Komarov, Vladimir Fogel, Pyotr Galadzhev

Votes: 835

31. The Great Consoler (1933)

95 min | Drama

In basis of film are facts from biography of the American writer O. Henry and two his short stories.

Director: Lev Kuleshov | Stars: Konstantin Khokhlov, Ivan Novoseltsev, Vasili Kovrigin, Andrey Fayt

Votes: 111

32. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927)

95 min | Drama, History

In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko

Votes: 6,385

33. Dnevnik Glumova (1923)

Not Rated | 5 min | Short

Filmic insert to Eisenstein's modernized, free adaptation of Ostrovskiy's 19th-century Russian stage play, "The Wise Man" ("Na vsyakogo mudretsa dovolno prostoty"). The anti-hero Glumov ... See full summary »

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Mikhail Gomorov

Votes: 642

34. Strike (1925)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Maksim Shtraukh, Mikhail Gomorov, I. Ivanov

Votes: 6,357

35. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History

In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov

Votes: 48,763 | Gross: $0.05M

36. Old and New (1929)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

100.000.000 peasants - illiterate, poor, hungry. There comes a day when one woman decides that she can live old life no longer. Using ways of new Soviet state and industrial progress she changes life and labor of her village.

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Marfa Lapkina, M. Ivanin, Konstantin Vasilyev, Vasili Buzenkov

Votes: 1,129

37. ¡Que viva Mexico! (1932)

Not Rated | 88 min | History

Having revolutionized film editing through such masterworks of montage as Potemkin and Strike, Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein emigrated west in hopes of testing the capabilities of the American film industry.

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Félix Balderas, Sara García, Martín Hernández, David Liceága

39. Chess Fever (1925)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Short

With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game. His fiancée has no interest in it, and becomes frustrated and depressed by his ... See full summary »

Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Nikolai Shpikovsky | Stars: José Raúl Capablanca, Vladimir Fogel, Anna Zemtsova, Natalya Glan

Votes: 1,033

40. Mother (1926)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Vera Baranovskaya, Nikolay Batalov, Aleksandr Chistyakov, Anna Zemtsova

Votes: 2,237

41. Sutter's Gold (1936)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Story of the gold strike on an immigrant's property that started the 1849 California Gold Rush.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Edward Arnold, Lee Tracy, Binnie Barnes, Katharine Alexander

Votes: 74

42. The End of St. Petersburg (1927)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader. The unemployed peasant is also arrested and sent to ... See full summary »

Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mikhail Doller | Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Vera Baranovskaya, Ivan Chuvelyov, V. Obolensky

Votes: 1,351

43. Storm Over Asia (1928)

74 min | Drama, War

In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him. In 1920 he helps the partisans fight for the Soviets against the... See full summary »

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: I. Inkizhinov, I. Dedintsev, Valéry Inkijinoff, Aleksandr Chistyakov

Votes: 1,624

45. Deserter (1933)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

A wise and forgiving communist leader decides to send a young worker, Karl Renn, as an international delegate to the Soviet Union after the worker had deserted a picket-line and had ... See full summary »

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Boris Livanov, Vasili Kovrigin, Aleksandr Chistyakov, Tamara Makarova

Votes: 236

46. General Suvorov (1941)

Passed | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

Primarily a biographical documentary about the military career of Alexander Vasilvich Suvorov, who was Field Marshal of the armies of Catherine the Great and Czar Paul I. After many ... See full summary »

Directors: Mikhail Doller, Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Nikolay P. Cherkasov, Aleksandr Khanov, Mikhail Astangov, Apollon Yachnitskiy

Votes: 139

47. Zvenigora (1928)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy

An old Ukrainian man protects and searches for a legendary treasure in the midst of political upheavals.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Georgi Astafyev, Nikolai Nademsky, Vladimir Uralskiy, Aleksandr Podorozhnyy

Votes: 746

48. Mother and Sons (1938)

85 min | Drama

Soviet followup to several Hollywood aviation films of the 1930s.3 Russian test pilots risk their lives making a round-the-world, non-stop flight on "Pobeda-1" ["Victory-1"]. Their ... See full summary »

Directors: Mikhail Doller, Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Yekaterina Korchagina-Aleksandrovskaya, Vladimir Solovyov, Aleksey Zubov, S. Ostroumov

Votes: 27

51. Zhukovsky (1950)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.7