Song About the Merchant Kalashnikov (film)
|Song About the Merchant Kalashnikov
(Песнь про купца Калашникова)
|Directed by||Vasily Goncharov|
|Produced by||Aleksandr Khanzhonkov|
|Written by||Vasily Goncharov|
|Music by||Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov|
|Studio||Khanzhonkov and Co|
|Release date(s)||15 March 1909|
|Running time||250 metres|
Song About the Merchant Kalashnikov (Russian: Песнь про купца Калашникова, translit. Pesn pro kuptsa Kalashnikova) is a 1909 Russian silent film directed by Vasily Goncharov. The film is believed to be lost.
The film was loosely based on the eponymous poem by Mikhail Lermontov and consisted of four scenes: the feast at the court of Ivan the Terrible, the assault of Kalashnikov's wife by oprichnik Kiribeevich, the argument between Kalashnikov and Kiribeevich, and the fistfight between the protagonists.
Song About the Merchant Kalashnikov was filmed in 1908 with actors from the troupe of Vvedensky Narodny Dom. Pyotr Chardynin, who later become one of the leading directors of the Russian Empire, debuted in the film as an actor.
- Pyotr Chardynin as Merchant Kalashnikov
- Aleksandra Goncharova as Kalashnikov's wife
- Andrey Gromov as Oprichnik Kiribeevich
- Ivan Potemkin as Ivan the Terrible
- Leyda, J. (1983). Kino. A History of the Russian and Soviet Film. Allen and Unwin. ISBN 0-04-791039-9.