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ⓘ The Happy Canary or The Gay Canary is a 1929 Soviet silent adventure film directed by Lev Kuleshov and starring Galina Kravchenko, Andrey Fayt and Ada Vojtsik. ..




The Happy Canary
                                     

ⓘ The Happy Canary

The Happy Canary or The Gay Canary is a 1929 Soviet silent adventure film directed by Lev Kuleshov and starring Galina Kravchenko, Andrey Fayt and Ada Vojtsik.

The films sets were designed by the art director Sergei Kozlovsky.

                                     

1. Plot

Actress Brio working in a cafe "The Happy Canary", does not suspect that her new acquaintances Brianski and Lugovec are Communists sent by an underground committee to fight the enemys counter-intelligence.

                                     

2. Cast

  • Yuri Vasilchikov as Assistant Chief Secret Service
  • Ada Vojtsik as Lugovec wife
  • Vsevolod Pudovkin as Illusionist
  • Aleksandr Chistyakov as Workman
  • Sergey Komarov as Brianski
  • Mikhail Doronin as Chief Secret Service
  • Galina Kravchenko as Brio
  • N. Kopysov as Workman
  • Aleksandr Zhutaev as Workman
  • Vladimir Kochetov as French communist soldier
  • Andrey Fayt as Lugovec
                                     

3. Reception

Henri Barbusse described Gay Canary as "an amusing picture of the fever of revels and intrigues which took possession of Odessa during the foreign occupation ten years ago".