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Mat
(Mother)
Also known as Mother in the USA
(1926) Soviet
B&W : Feature film
Directed by Vsevolod I. Pudovkin

Cast: Vera Baranovskaia [Niovna-Vlasova, the mother], Nikolai P. Batalov [Pavel Vlasov, the son], Aleksander P. Christiakov [Vlasov, the father], Anna Zemtzova [Anna], Ivan Koval-Samborski [Vessovchtchnikov, Pavel’s friend], N. Vidonov [Misha, a worker], Aleksandr Savitsky [Isak Gorbox, the foreman], Vsevolod Pudovkin [a police officer], Ivan Bobrov [the young prisoner], Aleksandr [Gromov [a revolutionary], F. Ivanov [the prison warden], Vladimir Uralsky [a student]

Mezhrabpom-Rus’ production. / Scenario by Nathan Zarkhi, from the novel Mat (Mother) by Maxim Gorki. Production design by Sergei Kozlovsky. Assistant directors, Mikhail Doller and V. Strauss. Cinematography by Anatoli Golovnya. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Pudovkin’s first feature film. The novel was previously filmed as Mat (1919). The film was released in the USA by Amkino Corporation on 29 May 1934.

Drama.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Authors: Maxim Gorki

Listing updated: 3 November 2009.

References: Film viewing : Bardèche-History pp. 174, 266, 276-277; Bohn-Light pp. xxiii, 138, 149, 150, 154, 159; Everson-American p. 158; Fell-History p. 75; Kael-Kiss p. 312; Leish-Cinema p. 41; Limbacher-Feature p. 165; Perry-British p. 52; Shipman-Cinema p. 93; Sinyard-Silent p. 165; Sklar-Movie p. 155; Youngblood-Soviet pp. 86, 88, 104, 109, 111, 115, 131, 143, 151, 173, 213, 226, 266, 270, 318 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
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