Zemli͡a [videorecording] /
avtor st͡senarii͡a i rezhisser Aleksandr Dovzhenko ; proizvodstvo VUFKU = Earth / written and directed by Alexander Dovzhenko ; produced at the VUFKU studios. Konet͡s Sankt-Peterburga = The end of St. Petersburg / directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin ; scenarist, Natan Zarkhi ; co-director, Mikhail Doller ; produced by Mezhrabpom-Rus Studio. Shakhmatnii͡a gori͡achka / rezhissura, Pudovkin, V.I. i Shpikovskiĭ, N.G. = Chess Fever / directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin and Nikolai Shpikovsky.
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New York : Kino International, c2003.
1 videodisc (187 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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New York : Kino International, c2003.
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Zemli͡a (Earth) / dir. Dovzhenko -- Konet͡s Sankt-Peterburga (The End of St. Petersburg) / dir. Pudovkin -- Shakhmatnii͡a gori͡achka (Chess fever) / dir. Pudovkin.
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Originally produced as motion pictures: Zemli͡a in 1929/1930, Konet͡s Sankt-Peterburga in 1927, Shakhmatnii͡a gori͡achka in 1925.
Silent films with intertitles and musical accompaniment.
Cast for Zemli͡a: S. Shkurat, S. Svashenko, I͡U. Solnt͡seva, E. Maksimova. Cast for Konet͡s Sankt-Peterburga: Alexander Chistiakov, Vera Baranovskaia, Ivan Chuvelev, V. Obelenski, A. Gromov. Cast for Shakhmatnii͡a gori͡achka, F. Fogel, A. Zemtsova.
Konet͡s Sankt-Peterburga (89 min.) shows changing conditions in Russia as seen by a young peasant who lived through the upheaval in St. Petersburg that culminated in the revolution of 1917.
Shakhmatnii͡a gori͡achka (28 min.) is a Keaton-esque comedy in which a young man's passion for the game threatens to wreck his marriage.
Zemli͡a (69 min.), "The last great Russian "silent" film, is a story of a young man trying to instill a collectivist spirit in his Ukrainian village.
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Silent film ; Russian intertitles and English subtitles.
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Not rated.

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