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Swedish Match

Swampland of the Nobility / Cornet Kliauzov’s Escapades

1922, First Film Studio VUFKU (Odesa), 4 parts / 1,000 m

 Mykola Saltykov
 Mykola Saltykov
 Yevgeniy Slavinskiy
 Іvan Suvorov
 Kostiantyn Harin (Mark Ivanovych Kliauzov, a cornet), Baianov (a police superintendent), Yelena Yegorova (his wife), H. Slavatynska (Mariia, Kliauzov’s sister), I. Vysotskyi (Chubykov, an investigator), Arkadii Malskyi (Mykolka), D. Holdfaden (Zhekov, Kliauzov’s steward), V. Korolenko (a maid)

The wife of the police superintendent hides the retired cornet and landlord Kliauzov in her bath. The local authorities put Kliauzov on a wanted list. The investigative body looks into the matter of the landlord’s disappearance and suspects that he has been murdered.

The film is based on Anton Chekhov’s short story of the same name.

The film was shot in the autumn of 1922. It was demonstrated from December 1922 to January 1923. According to the materials of the Higher Repertoire Committee, in 1926, the film was compiled to 480 m to be demonstrated in the Red Army units under the name Swampland of the Nobility.

The film is lost.

The film was released on 31 March 1926 in Moscow (the compilated version).