Nerazluchnye Druzya (1953)

Genres - Adventure, Children's/Family  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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The Russian Adventure in Odessa is aimed squarely at the preteen audience. In the company of an eccentric professor, a group of schoolkids come across the remains of a gunboat sunken during the first Russian revolution of 1905. The children impulsively decide to renovate the old vessel and make it seaworthy again. Local government officials get wind of the kids' intentions, and see to it that the reclamation project is completed with typical Soviet efficiency. If you can cut through its thick outer surface of propaganda, Adventure in Odessa is quite exhilarating entertainment.

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child, government, gunboat, love, military, project [plan], propaganda, rebuilding, Russia, teacher