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Through Tears

Through Tears

Pages of the Past

1928, First Film Studio VUFKU (Odesa), 6 parts / 2,428 m

Director:
 Hryhorii Hrycher-Cherykover
Scriptwriter:
 Hryhorii Hrycher-Cherykover, I. Skvyrskyi
Cameraman:
 N. Farkash, Fedir Veriho-Darovskyi
Artist:
 Yosyp Shpinel
Cast:
 D. Kaverberh (Shymon Elia Perchyk, a tailor), Anna Horicheva (Beila, his wife), M. Synelnykova (Frida / Bruha, their daughter), A. Kantor (Elia, Frida’s / Bruha’s husband), L. Lanskoi (his father), Zilberman (Elia’s mother), A. Vabnyk (Pinia), M. Zaslavskyi (Melamed, the goat’s owner), Tsuker (his wife), B. Chernov (a rabbi), A. (O.) Sashyn (a baker), O. Merlatti (a locksmith), Matvii Liarov (Dodia, the tavern’s owner), Zilberman (Motele), Teodor Brainin (a barber), A. Symonov (a police officer), Istomin (a district police officer), A. (O.?) Kharytonov (a policeman) 

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.