The Boy from Stalingrad

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The Boy from Stalingrad

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The Boy from Stalingrad

Release Date: May 20, 1943

Year    :   1943
Slogan    :   «Hollywood's first drama of Russia's young heroes.»
Genres    :   War, Drama
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures
Director    :   Sidney Salkow
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Robert Lee Johnson, Ferdinand Reyher, Robert Arden
RunTime    :   69 mins.

If J.M. Barrie had had a hand in Tarkovsky's IVAN'S CHILDHOOD, it might like something like this bizarre boys' adventure confection. Surprised by the advancing German Army while gathering wheat outside their village, a spunky band of Russian adolescents employs a combination of wits and heroic self-sacrifice to defeat a Nazi battalion, blow up a tank, and save the people of Stalingrad from imminent destruction. A rarely-seen entry in Hollywoood's brief wartime spate of pro-Soviet propaganda films, THE BOY FROM STALINGRAD stars Serbian-American child actor Bobby Samarzich, who went on to found one of Southern California's greatest tamburitza bands.


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