|Directed by||Yakov Protazanov|
|Written by||Vera Eri|
|17 February 1925|
|62 minutes (1700 meters)|
|Language||Silent film (Russian intertitles)|
His Call (Russian: Его призыв) is a 1925 Soviet film directed by Yakov Protazanov. It was also released as 23 January (Russian: 23 января) in the Soviet Union and as Broken Chains in the United States.
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The main protagonists of the film are Katya (Varvara Popova), the daughter of a factory worker and Andrey (Ivan Koval-Samborsky), the son of the former owner of the factory who illegally returns to the USSR to find treasures hidden by his father. The film title refers to the Communist party's appeal, after Lenin's death, to enlarge its membership.
- Varvara Popova - Katya Sushkova
- Mariya Blyumental-Tamarina - Katya's grandmother
- Ivan Koval-Samborsky - Andrey
- Olga Zhiznyeva - Lulu
- Anatoli Ktorov - Vladimir Zaglobin
- Vera Maretskaya - Varya
- Aleksandr Geirot
- V. Yermolov-Borozdin
- Mikhail Zharov - Worker
- Tatyana Mukhina - Girl
- Natasha Konyus
- Y. Rykov
- Nikolai Prozorovsky
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- Leyda, Jay (1960), Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film, New York: Macmillan, OCLC 1683826.
- Aleinikov, Moisei, ed. (1957), Yakov Protazanov: O tvorcheskom puti rezhissera (in Russian), Moscow: Iskusstvo, OCLC 13571289.
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