In a Russian slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family.

Writers:

Maxim Gorky, David Magarshack (translation)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Wilfrid Lawson ... Luka, a pilgrim
Alan Webb Alan Webb ... Satin
Leo McKern ... Kostylyov, Owner of the Dosshouse
Esmond Knight ... Bubnov, a Capmaker
Miriam Karlin ... Vassilisa, Kostylyov's wife
George Benson George Benson ... Medvedev, a Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diane Aubrey Diane Aubrey ... Natasha, Sister to Vassilisa
Joby Blanshard ... Porter - Krivoy Zob
Howell Davies Howell Davies
Anita Giorgi Anita Giorgi ... Nastya, a Prostitute
Dilys Hamlett ... Anna, Kleshch's Wife
Alfred Lynch ... Alyoshka, a Cobbler
James Maxwell ... The Baron
Wolfe Morris ... Porter -The Tartar
Endre Muller Endre Muller
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Storyline

In a Russian slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family.

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Genres:

Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1958 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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