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1926, First Film Studio VUFKU (Odesa), 8 parts / 3,122 m
In the first years of NEP, one of the committees Relief for Starving evacuates an orphan girl Mariika from a starving village into a city. Mariika runs away on the way over. First, she comes across the old vagabond Filka. Then, the girl gets to Klavdiia Ivanivna, the owner of the den, where criminals use the girl and draw her into a crime which fails. The gang members are angry. The girl is in danger. A girl’s acquaintance who sells cigarettes finds it out and goes to police. The criminals are arrested. Mariika joins a pioneer detachment. Over time, Mariika is found by her sister Katia, a factory worker.
The film was released on 26 April 1926. The film was sold to Sovkino for distribution. The film is lost.