The First Echelon (Russian: Первый эшелон, translit. Pervyy eshelon) is a 1955 Soviet film directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, for which Dimitri Shostakovich wrote the music. A touching romance between the Secretary of the Komsomol organization Alexey Uzorov and tractor driver Anna Zalogina on the background of Virgin Lands Campaign in Kazakhstan.
|The First Echelon|
|Directed by||Mikhail Kalatozov|
|Written by||Nikolai Pogodin|
|Edited by||Zoya Verevkina|
|Music by||Dmitri Shostakovich|
- Vsevolod Sanayev as Alexey Yegorovich Dontsov, state farm director
- Nikolay Annenkov as Kashtanov, secretary of the RC
- Oleg Yefremov as Alexey Uzorov
- Izolda Izvitskaya as Anna Zalogina
- Nina Doroshina as Nelly Panina
- Vyacheslav Voronin as Troyan
- Khoren Abrahamyan as Varten Vartanyan
- Tatiana Doronina as Zoya
- Rollberg, Peter (20 July 2016). Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema. Rowman / Littlefield. ISBN 9781442268425. Retrieved 10 February 2017 – via Google Books.
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