Paren Iz Nashego Goroda (1942)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama, War Romance  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

As political pressure and public sentiment mounted for the opening of a Russo-American "second front" during WW II, more and more flag-waving Soviet films found their way into American movie houses. Written by noted playwright Kostantin Simonov and co-directed by former journalist Alexander Stolper, A Lad From Our Town is the story of brash young Russian tank officer Lukonin (Nikolai Kryuchkov). An incessant braggart, Lukonin proves that he's not all talk with conspicuous acts of bravery during the Spanish Civil War and the Nazi invasion of his homeland. As a balm to the box-office, the film cooks up a romance between Lukonin and beautiful opera singer Varya (Anna Smirnova). Though well-intentioned, A Lad From Our Town suffers from a lack of production finesse.



war, army-officer, civil-war, civilian, love, officer, opera, opera-singer, romance, rugged, Russia, songwriter, Spain, tank [vehicle], town, wife