Dva Boytsa (1943)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama, Buddy Film, Combat Films  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The fifth War-Loan Drive was drawing to a close in late 1944, but Russian films like Two Soldiers still made the rounds in America to raise extra funds. The title characters are an Odessan seaman and a Ural blacksmith, played by Mark Bernes and Boris Andreyev, respectively. Though they enjoy squabbling over their social and ethnic differences, the two comrades stick together like glue whenever a crisis looms. Ultimately, the soldiers are united once more on the battlefield, proving with finality their fidelity to one another -- and to the Soviet cause. The film is enhanced by several lively musical interludes, spotlighting traditional ethnic and military songs.