Man from the Restaurant

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Man from the Restaurant
Man from the Restaurant.jpg
Directed by Yakov Protazanov
Written by Yakov Protazanov
Oleg Leonidov
Ivan Shmelyov (story)
Starring Michael Chekhov
Vera Malinovskaya
Ivan Koval-Samborsky
Cinematography Anatoli Golovnya
Konstantin Vents
Production
company
Release date
12 June 1927 (USSR)
4 January 1930 (USA)
Running time
62 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Silent film (Russian intertitles)

Man from the Restaurant (Russian: Человек из ресторана) is a 1927 Soviet drama film directed by Yakov Protazanov based on the story by Ivan Shmelyov. The main role was written for Ivan Moskvin, but he was changed for Chekhov because of illness.


Plot[edit]

After the death of his son at the front, and his wife's demise, widower waiter Skorohodov rents his room to Sokolin, a young man who works as a messenger in one of the offices. The lodger and Skorohodov's daughter fall in love with each other, but an unexpected contender has appeared to the modest young man in the guise of Karasyov, a constant patron of the restaurant, a factory owner who decides to seduce the woman who he has taken a liking to.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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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