Directed by Grigori Alexandrov
Set on a steamboat
that is travelling up the Volga River, this is the film that catapulted Lyubov Orlova into
a Russian mega star. A rag-tag assortment of entertainers is on board, travelling to
Moscow to take part in a musical competition. Chief among them is Lyubov Orlova,
featured alongside veteran Meyerhold comedian Igor Ilinsky. A major success upon its
release, it remains one of the most important and beloved films produced by Soviet Russia.
Russian with English subtitles.