Sporting Honour

Sporting Honour (Russian: Спортивная честь) is a 1951 Soviet sports film directed by Vladimir Petrov and starring Aleksei Gribov, Grigori Sergeyev and Margarita Lifanova. It was awarded the Stalin Prize, although political objections had delayed its release.[1]

Sporting Honour
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Directed byVladimir Petrov
Written byNikolay Erdman
Mikhail Volpin
StarringAleksei Gribov
Grigori Sergeyev
Margarita Lifanova
Music byMatvei Blanter
CinematographyYuli Kun
Mark Magidson
Vladimir Yakovlev
Edited byKlavdiya Moskvina
Release date
11 June 1951
Running time
107 minutes
CountrySoviet Union


Worker of the Ural plant Vetlugin becomes a member of the Moscow football team 'Turbina'. Known to the whole country captain and center striker Vitaly Grinko is jealous of the newcomer and tries to discredit the simple-minded football player. The whole team takes the newcomer's side, criticizes the behavior of the captain, and in the game with the foreign team wins.



  1. ^ Freedman p.192


  • Freedman, John. Silence's roar: the life and drama of Nikolai Erdman. Mosaic Press, 1992.

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