The New Adventures of the Elusive Avengers
|The New Adventures of the Elusive Avengers|
Original American film poster
|Directed by||Edmond Keosayan|
The New Adventures of the Elusive Avengers (Russian: Новые приключения Неуловимых, translit. Novye prikluchenya Neulovimykh) is a 1968 Soviet action movie, a sequel of The Elusive Avengers, directed by Edmond Keosayan and made on Mosfilm. The movie was followed by The Crown of the Russian Empire, or Once Again the Elusive Avengers released in 1971.
The movie continues the story of the Elusive Avengers, a posse of young Red Partisans, including Valerka, a former schoolboy, Yashka, a devil-may-care gypsy, and two orphan siblings, Danka and his sister Ksanka. They join the Red Army and fight Baron Wrangel's White Guards. They intercept an airplane that was carrying a letter to the Baron. The letter reveals that the map of fortifications in Crimea is in possession of the White counter-intelligence officer, Colonel Kudasov. This map is vital for the Red Army assault, and the Avengers are sent on a secret mission to steal the map.
They enter Sevastopol on a fishing boat and disguise themselves. Danka assumes the guise of a shoe cleaner, and Valerka fashions himself as a young monarchist nobleman. Meanwhile, the Red agent they were sent to is arrested by Kudasov and killed when he tries to escape. The Avengers are on their own.
Ksanka meets Bubba Castorsky, a popular singer and dancer who helped the Avengers in the first movie, and Bubba tells them about a White officer who probably knows the combination for Kudasov's safe. Valerka visits the cabaret often visited by this officer, Stabs Captain Ovechkin, and befriends him. But Danka is arrested, because Ataman Burnash comes to the city and recognizes him. Yashka meets the local Gypsies and persuades them to help freeing Danka.
Then Captain Ovechkin recognizes Valerka for what he is, gloats at him and tells him the combination, intending to arrest him immediately, but Valerka detonates a pool ball filled with explosives and escapes. He dashes to the Counterintelligence Service headquarters, infiltrates it and steals the map. The headquarters is surrounded by soldiers, but Danka, Yashka and Ksanka distract the soldiers and let him escape with the map. The Avengers, along with Bubba, flee the city, but a White officer shoots Bubba when they are already escaping on a boat.
- Viktor Kosykh - Danka Shchus
- Valentina Kurdyukova - Ksanka Shchus
- Valentina Kurdyukova - Yashka the Gypsy
- Michael Metyolkin - Valerka Meshcheryakov
- Boris Sichkin - Buba Kastorskiy, actor and singer
- Yefim Kopelyan - chieftain Ignat Burnash
- Armen Dzhigarkhanyan - Captain Petr S. Ovechkin
- Arkady Tolbuzin - Colonel Leopold S. Kudasov
- Vladimir Ivashov - lieutenant Perov, Kudasov's adjutant
- Konstantin Sorokin - Methodius Kuzmich, owner of carousel
- Ivan Pereverzev - Smirnov, chief of staff of Red Cavalry Army
- Nikolay Fedortsov - Andrei, underground fighter
- Yevgeny Vesnik - Drunk Colonel
- Sergey Filippov - Koshkin, apothecary, expert on explosions
- Savely Kramarov - Ilyukha Verekhov, cross-eyed convoy, former bandit
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