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Ranks and People

Directed by Yakov Protazanov and Mikhail Doller
1929    65m
From his early silent works, the great Russian film director, Herr Yakov Protazanov, made literary adaptations from equally great Russian writers, as is the case with "Chiny I Lyudi" ( Ranks And People ) (1929) in which three short stories by Chekhov, "Anna On The Neck", "Death Of A Petty Official" and "Chameleon" were assembled for the silent screen.
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Cast of Ranks and People
  • Mikhail TarkhanovModest Alekseich - Anna na shee
  • Mariya StrelkovaAnna Petrovna - Anna na shee
  • Andrey PetrovskyGovernor - Anna na shee
  • Nikolay ShcherbakovAnna's father - Anna na shee
  • Viktor StanitsynArtynov - Anna na shee
  • Ivan MoskvinCherviakov, the bureaucrat - Smert' chinovnika
  • Yevgeni YershovGeneral Brizzhalov - Smert' chinovnika
  • Daniil VvedenskiyPoliceman - Khameleon
  • Vladimir PopovKhriukin - Khameleon
  • Sofya LevitinaGossip - Anna na shee
  • Yelena MaksimovaModest's servant - Anna na shee
  • Varvara Rizenkoneighbor - Anna na shee
  • Serguei Sideliovstudent - Anna na shee
  • Mariya ShlenskayaGossip

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