6 Forgotten Films Of The USSR

Forgotten Films Of The USSR


About 70 colored films were shot in the USSR in 1931-1940. Almost all of them were lost. Frames taken out of the the Soviet movie 'Blossoming Youth' presented below produce indelible impression because of their bright and natural colors.

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6 Responses to “Forgotten Films Of The USSR”

  1. OLUT says:

    Pretty neat! You don’t see a lot of color images from those days. It’s also nice to see a slice of people’s lives, what it was like back then. I hope the films are found one day!

    • OLUT says:

      PS. A week or two ago there was a news story about a very old Hollywood film (maybe a silent film?) that was lost, but a print was discovered in some film-hoarder’s collection in New Zealand. NZ was the “end of the road” for movies in the old days and they would throw out movies instead of shipping them back to USA. (Too expensive.) This man was a movie projectionist and couldn’t bear to discard the copies. They’re now going to look through his collection and see if there are more lost treasures.

      So hopefully something like this will happen with these lost Soviet films!

  2. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Amazing and historical pictures! Thanks much!

  3. Archy Bunka says:

    Happy workers! Is that Aleksei Dikiy?

  4. marxistworker says:

    There is a youtube video of this parade, which is identified as a “sport parade, 1939.” On Lenin’s mausoleum one can see Stalin, Molotov, and “Papa” Kalinin. In the parade some people are carrying a placard of Beria (more cult of personality). Imagine honoring this sociopath- but this was Stalinism…

  5. pytor says:

    who likes to remember bad soviet times?

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