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ⓘ A Fortress in the Mountains is a 1953 Soviet adventure film directed by Vladimir Gerasimov and Konstantin Yudin and starring Vladlen Davydov, Marina Kuznetsova ..




A Fortress in the Mountains
                                     

ⓘ A Fortress in the Mountains

A Fortress in the Mountains is a 1953 Soviet adventure film directed by Vladimir Gerasimov and Konstantin Yudin and starring Vladlen Davydov, Marina Kuznetsova and Yelena Shatrova. It was made by Mosfilm using the Sovcolor process. It was the third most successful Soviet film at the box office that year, with attendance figures of 44.8 million.

The film is an early Cold War action thriller, set in Central Asia,

                                     

1. Synopsis

From Moscow arrives Senior Lieutenant Lunin to the frontier who is assigned as its deputy chief. Due to the illness of the former chief, the lieutenant has to take command of the outpost. At the same time foreign intelligence is trying to enter the USSR territory. Near the state border under the guise of archaeologists spies under the name of Stanley and Marrow are deployed. The local Basmach gang of Ismail-Beg who are paid by their leadership, is trying to make an attack on Soviet territory as a diversion to their main operation - their imperceptible transition to the Soviet side. However, the operation fails; the gang is broken up, its remnants thrown over the border river and the violator spies are arrested and exposed.

                                     

2. Cast

  • Mikhail Majorov as Grachyov
  • Georgi Chernovolenko as Carter
  • Oleg Solyus as Ben Stanley
  • Marina Kuznetsova as Vera Alexandrovna
  • Stanislav Chekan as Martshenko
  • Vladlen Davydov as Lunin
  • Sergei Gurzo as Kuleshov
  • Boris Popov as Inspector
  • Yelena Shatrova as Polina Antonovna
  • Vladimir Popov as Sledovatel
  • Aleksey Krasnopolsky as Bridger
  • Nina Agapova as Marya Tikhonovna
  • Radner Muratov as Akhmet
  • Aleksandr Susnin as Vorobev
  • Aleksey Alekseev as Ustinov – mayor
  • Vladimir Belokurov as Marrow
  • Arkadi Shcherbakov as Prochorov
  • Mukhamejan Kasymov as Ismail-Beg
                                     

3. Bibliography

  • Hutchings, S. Russia and its Others on Film: Screening Intercultural Dialogue. Springer, 2008.
  • Rollberg, Peter. Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2008.
                                     
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