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The Safety Match (1954)

Shvedskaya spichka (original title)
A man of big status disappears in a small provincial town. An old bored investigator and his young hyperactive assistant are on a trail of a bloody murderer.

Director:

Konstantin Yudin

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (story), Nikolay Erdman

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Cast

Credited cast:
Aleksey Gribov ... Magistrate Nikolai Yermolayevich Chudikov
Andrei Popov ... Detective Emil Dyukovsky
Mikhail Yanshin ... Police Capt. Yevgraf Kuzmich
Nikolai Gritsenko ... Psekov, estate manager
Nikolay Kurochkin ... Yefrem, majordomo
Vladimir Kolchin ... Nikolai Tetekhov (as V. Kolchin)
Tamara Nosova ... Akulina
Kseniya Tarasova Kseniya Tarasova ... Maria Ivanovna Klyauzova
Marina Kuznetsova Marina Kuznetsova ... Olga Petrovna Kuzmich
Mikhail Nazvanov ... Mark Ivanovich Klyauzov
Vladimir Pokrovskiy ... The Doctor (as V. Pokovsky)
Georgiy Georgiu ... Police Official (as G. Gyeorgiu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Inna Fyodorova ... (as I. Fyodorova)
Afanasi Kochetkov
Aleksandr Lebedev ... (as A. Lebedev)
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Storyline

A man of big status disappears in a small provincial town. An old bored investigator and his young hyperactive assistant are on a trail of a bloody murderer.

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Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

26 March 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Safety Match See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Version of Svédská zápalka (1982) See more »

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