Dog Barbos and Unusual Cross

Dog Barbos and Unusual Cross or (Russian: Пёс Барбос и необычный кросс, romanizedPyos Barbos i neobychnij kross) is a 1961 Soviet short comedy film directed by Leonid Gaidai.

Dog Barbos and Unusual Cross
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Directed byLeonid Gaidai
Produced byLeonid Gaidai
Written byLeonid Gaidai
StarringYuri Nikulin
Georgy Vitsin
Yevgeny Morgunov
Music byNikita Bogoslovsky
CinematographyKonstantin Brovin
Release date
Running time
10 min.
CountrySoviet Union


A trio of petty criminals – The Coward, The Fool and The Pro go fishing with their dog Barbos. They plan to illegally blow up fish with a dynamite attached to a stick, yet things get out of hand...



  • Filming took place in the vicinity of the village of Snegiri in the Istrinsky District of Moscow region, on the banks of the Istra River, and the scene with the explosion of dynamite were shot near the summer residence of Ivan Kozlovsky.
  • Filmed material in total was enough for a half-hour, but the director Leonid Gaidai reduced it to a ten minutes running time and removed a lot of stunt scenes that were later used in Bootleggers.
  • During the filming, Yuri Nikulin had huge false eyelashes applied, and the actor diligently blinked. Thus, according to the director, The Fool's face was supposed to look even more silly.


Nominated for Short Film Palme d'Or at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

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  1. ^ "Medor, le chien qui rapporte bien". Festival de Cannes.

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