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Ballad of a Soldier (Ballada o Soldate (Баллада о солдате)) (1959)

Ballad of a Soldier
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Vladimir Ivashov

Vladimir Ivashov

Pvt. Alyosha Skvortsov
Antonina Maksimova

Antonina Maksimova

The mother
Nikolay Kryuchkov

Nikolay Kryuchkov

The general
Evgeniy Urbanskiy

Evgeniy Urbanskiy

Vasya (the invalid)
Elza Lezhdey

Elza Lezhdey

The invalid's wife
Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Gavrilkin
Evgeniy Teterin

Evgeniy Teterin

The lieutenant


Written by
Grigori Chukhrai

Grigori Chukhrai

(as G. Chukhraj)
Valentin Ezhov

Valentin Ezhov

(as V. Yezhov)


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During World War II, 19 year old soldier Alyosha gets a medal as a reward for a heroic act at the front. Instead of this medal he asks for a few days leave to visit his mother and repair the roof of their home. On the train eastwards he meets Shura who is on her way to her aunt. In those few days traveling together they fall in love.
Release date: 26 December 1960
UPC: 037429167922
1950s (5), Soviet Union (4), Russian (4), War (4), Romance (4), Drama (3), 50's (2), Family (2), Train (2), Black & White (2), Hay (1), 1959 (1), Railroad (1), Promise (1), Army (1), Family Relationships (1), B&w (1), Heroism (1), World War (1), Hero (1)
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