Directed by Grigori Alexandrov
A rags-to-riches story
that is Grigori Alexandrov's first musical comedy. A humble shepherd boy reaches
lofty heights as a jazz-orchestra conductor. Lyubov Orlova, who established herself as the
first recognized star of Soviet cinema, stars as Anyuta, the film's heroine. Also
notable is the camera work of Vladimir Nilsen, who introduced Western camera techniques to
Soviet cinema. Original title: The Shepherd of Abrau; other
titles: Moscow Laughs, Jazz Comedy. Russian with English subtitles.