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The End of Saint Petersburg [videorecording]

director, Vsevolod Pudovkin ; script: Nathan Zharki. Deserter / directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin ; scenario by N. Agdzhanova-Shutko
Video; DVD
The end of Saint Petersburg: Shows changing conditions in Russia as seen by a young peasant who lived through the upheaval in St. Petersburg that culminated in the revolution of 1917.
Deserter: A German shipyard laborer joins a worker's strike in defiance of a corrupt union and regardless of the company's violent reprisals. Starved, beaten, and discouraged, he is sent in an envoy to the USSR and is rejuvenated by the spirit of cooperation and optimism of the idyllic workers' state.
Vsevolod Pudovkin; Dmitri Vasiliev
The end of St. Petersburg: Aleksandr Chisti͡akov (the Communist working man), Vera Baranovskai͡a (his wife), Ivan Chuvelev (Peasant boy).
Deserter: Boris Livanov (Karl Renn), Vasili Kovrigin (Ludwig Zelle), Tamara Makorova (Newsgirl for the 'Red Courier'), Dimitri Konsovskiĭ.
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Run Time
193 min.
The end of Saint Petersburg: silent film with Russian intertitles and English subtitles, with added musical soundtrack
Deserter: In Russian with English subtitles
  • The end of Saint Petersburg was restored and given a soundtrack at Mosfilm Studio in 1969; video version c1991, Kino International.
  • Deserter: c1997 Film Preservation Associates.
Uniform Title
Konet͡s Sankt-Peterburga (Motion picture)
Variant Title
Title on container: Two Pudovkin classics
Related Title
Konet͡s Sankt-Peterburga.
Blackhawk Films collection
  • The end of St. Petersburg = Konet͡s Sankt-Peterburga. 1927 (87 min.)
  • Deserter = Dezertir .1933 (106 min.).
The end of St. Petersburg: restoration director, Dmitri Vasiliev ; director of photography, Anatoli Golovnia ; restoration editor, Esfir Tobak ; music, Vladimir Lurovski ; English translation, Stephen P. Hill.; Deserter: cinematography, A. Golovnai͡a, I͡U. Fogelʹman ; music by I͡U. Shaporin ; subtitles by Valentin Stollov.
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment, c2002.
Publisher no.
ID1124DSDVD Image Entertainment
1 videodisc (193 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby digital mono.; Region 1; NTSC.
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