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ⓘ Commander of the Lucky Pike is a 1972 Soviet war film directed by Boris Volchek. The films title is a pun in Russian, the submarine Щ-721 is nicknamed as pike. ..




Commander of the Lucky Pike
                                     

ⓘ Commander of the Lucky Pike

Commander of the Lucky Pike is a 1972 Soviet war film directed by Boris Volchek.

The films title is a pun in Russian, the submarine Щ-721 is nicknamed as pike.

                                     

1. Plot

In 1942, when the German troops are preparing to seize Murmansk, the Soviet command decides to intensify the activities of the Northern Fleet. The crew of the submarine Щ-721 performs the task of destroying enemy transport with soldiers and ammunition. The submarine of Strogov is considered to be lucky. The crew under his leadership works wonders and gets out of difficult situations. Also, Strogov is developing a tactic of a non-referential torpedo attack in spite of the skepticism of his colleagues and leadership. During the execution of the combat mission, has to take on board the boat the evacuated crew of another Soviet submarine. Fascists lead a long pursuit after the submarine. In the end, it finds itself in an almost desperate situation - at the bottom of the sea with almost without oxygen. Commander Aleksei Strogov manages to save the boat and crew, paying for it with his life.

                                     

2. Cast

  • Elena Dobronravova as engineer Svetlana Vedenina
  • Vladimir Kashpur as midshipman, boatswain Nosov Kuzmich
  • Nikita Astakhov as Red Navy member
  • Lyubov Sokolova as Aunt Dusya
  • Anatoly Borisov as German Admiral
  • Shota Mshveniradze as sergeant of the second degree Shota Haradze
  • Pyotr Velyaminov as captain Strogov
  • Svetlana Sukhovey as Oksana
  • Yevgeny Yevstigneyev as Stepan Lukich
  • Valentina Berezutskaya as storekeeper
  • Donatas Banionis as Commissar Viktor Sherknis voiced by Aleksandr Demyanenko
  • Pavel Makhotin as commander of the Northern Fleet, Vice Admiral
  • Stanislav Borodokin as sergeant-major of the first degree, radio operator Sergey Shukhov
  • Mikhail Volkov as captain-lieutenant, commander of the submarine № 703 Valery Rudakov
  • Konstantin Raikin as cook Bulkin
  • Vladimir Ivanov as red-fleet, torpedo operator Golik