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Pages of the Past
1928, First Film Studio VUFKU (Odesa), 6 parts / 2,428 m
The film is based on Sholem Aleichem’s short stories The Bewitched Tailor, Motl, Peysi the Cantor’s Son, The Pocket-Knife.
The poor tailor Perchyk who dreams to buy a she-goat lives in a small town. Meanwhile, Perchyk’s daughter Frida falls in love with the unemployed Elia Perchyk is totally against their marriage, as he cannot buy a she-goat if the son-in-law does not have any money. Finally, Perchyk buys a she-goat from a rich tavern owner but he gives him… a goat. Moreover, a police officer dissatisfied with the tailored uniform forges a document, according to which Perchyk and his whole family are expelled from the town as troublemakers.
The film is lost.
The film was released on 02 April 1928 in Kyiv and on 08 January 1929 in Moscow.