The Boy from Stalingrad
|The Boy from Stalingrad|
|Directed by||Sidney Salkow|
|Produced by||Colbert Clark|
|Cinematography||L. William O'Connell|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||69 min.|
The Boy from Stalingrad is a 1943 American film.
The plot centers on Russian youths in the path of the German army's assault on Stalingrad, who are forced to band together and rely on themselves to survive. They set fire to the grain harvest, rescue and care for other abandoned children, sabotage a tank, and fight back against the Nazis as best they can.
The actual Battle of Stalingrad ended at the beginning of February 1943. This pro-Soviet film belongs in the same class as the better-known 1943 Mission to Moscow from Warners', RKO's 1943 The North Star, and MGM's 1944 Song of Russia. They were all pieces of wartime propaganda, officially approved and encouraged by the U.S. government, which wanted to keep the alliance with the Soviets strong. The films would prove painfully embarrassing to their producers just a few years later, when the Soviets were U.S. adversaries.
- Bobby Samarzich as Kolya
- Conrad Binyon as Grisha
- Mary Lou Harrington as Nadya
- Scotty Beckett as Pavel
- Steven Muller as Tommy Hudson
- Donald Mayo as Yuri
- John Wengraf as German Major
- Erik Rolf as German Captain
- Wilhelm von Brincken as German General
- The Boy from Stalingrad at the Internet Movie Database
- The Boy from Stalingrad at the TCM Movie Database
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