The Happy Canary

The Happy Canary or The Gay Canary (Russian: Весёлая канарейка, romanizedVesyolaya kanareyka) is a 1929 Soviet silent adventure film directed by Lev Kuleshov and starring Galina Kravchenko, Andrey Fayt and Ada Vojtsik.[1]

The Happy Canary
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Directed byLev Kuleshov
Written byBoris Gusman
Anatoli Marienhof
CinematographyBoris Frantsisson
Pyotr Yermolov
Edited byLev Kuleshov
Production
company
Release date
5 March 1929
Running time
73 minutes
CountrySoviet Union
LanguageSilent
Russian intertitles

The film's sets were designed by the art director Sergei Kozlovsky.

PlotEdit

Actress Brio working in a cafe "The Happy Canary", does not suspect that her new acquaintances Brianski and Lugovec are Communists sent by an underground committee to fight the enemy's counter-intelligence ...

CastEdit

ReceptionEdit

Henri Barbusse described Gay Canary as "an amusing picture of the fever of revels and intrigues which took possession of Odessa during the foreign occupation ten years ago".[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Christie & Taylor p.429
  2. ^ Jay Leyda (1960). Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film. George Allen & Unwin. p. 270.

BibliographyEdit

  • Christie, Ian & Taylor, Richard. The Film Factory: Russian and Soviet Cinema in Documents 1896-1939. Routledge, 2012.

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