As Ilf and Petrov rode a tram

As Ilf and Petrov rode a tram[1] (Russian: Ехали в трамвае Ильф и Петров, romanizedEhali v tramvae Ilf i Petrov[2] is a 1972 Soviet comedy film directed by Viktor Titov.

As Ilf and Petrov rode a tram
Directed byViktor Titov
Written byViktor Titov
StarringYevgeny Leonov
Mikhail Gluzsky
Vladimir Basov
Rolan Bykov
Zinovy Gerdt
Innokenty Smoktunovsky
Music byNikita Bogoslovsky
CinematographyGeorgy Rerberg
Release date
19 August 1972
Running time
72 minutes
CountrySoviet Union


The film is a series of short comedies, based on humorous anecdotes, stories and notebooks of famous satirist writers Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov. These comedies describe the everyday life of Moscow and Moscow's citizens in the 1920s and 1930s; the film uses a lot of newsreels of the time.

Comedy's subjects are various as life itself. For example, a clerk Kapitulov is constantly scaring his wife and colleagues with his poor health. As a result, all the household chores is shouldered on his wife, and his colleagues at work do all Kapitulov's duties, while he sleeps nearby, sitting on a chair ...



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