Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Original Title: Баллада о солдате


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Drama, Romance, War & Military
1h 28min


Vladimir Ivashov
Pvt. Alyosha Skvortsov
Elza Lezhdey
The invalid's wife
Vladimir Pokrovskiy
Sergei Pavlov's Father
Valentina Markova
Liza (Pavlov's wife) (as V. Markova)
Yevgeni Teterin
The lieutenant ('A terrible beast')
Yuriy Dubrovin
Pavlov's buddy


During World War II, earnest young Russian soldier Alyosha Skvortsov is rewarded with a short leave of absence for performing a heroic deed on the battlefield. Feeling homesick, he decides to visit his mother. Due to his kindhearted nature, however, Alyosha is repeatedly sidetracked by his efforts to help those he encounters, including a lovely girl named Shura. In his tour of a country devastated by war, he struggles to keep hope alive.

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