Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Fall of Berlin (1949) - (Mikheil Gelovani) Egyptian Soviet Export Poster

The Fall of Berlin (1949) - (Mikheil Gelovani) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian Soviet export film poster for the 1949 Mikheil Chiaureli film The Fall of Berlin AKA Padeniye Berlina written by Mikheil Chiaureli and Pyotr Pavlenko and starring Mikheil Gelovani as Joseph Stalin. Plot summary: After going to Moscow to be decorated by Stalin for his work as a smelter, Alexei Ivanov [Boris Andreyev] soon finds himself in the middle of a war while his fiance Natacha [Marina Kovalyova] has been deported to a labor camp in Germany. After the Germans are defeated in Stalingrad the offensive against Berlin begins. The film is an unabashed big-budget glorification of Stalin as wartime Soviet leader.

Cast and crew: Mikheil Chiaureli, Pyotr Pavlenko, Mikheil Gelovani, Boris Andreyev, Marina Kovalyova, V. Savelyev, G. Timoshehko, A. Urasalyev, Nikolai Bogolyubov, Jan Werich, Sofiya Giatsintova, K. Roden, Viktor Stanitsyn, Oleg Frelikh, M. Novakova, Vladimir Lyubimov, M. Petrunkin

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