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It is beautiful not to tell lies - a story not to tell? From life of Lenfilm. The movie “Serf Actress“

the Movie was shot in 1963. The director managed to pick up a magnificent cast. The choice of the actor Leonov for a role of the mean petty tyrant - the landlord count Kutaysov (a tsarev of the favourite, the former imperial barber) of many surprised, but the master is the master - the kind and cheerful comedy actor managed to show features of the mean hero. Sergey Yursky as the hussar commander was magnificent. It is magnificent, in a supporting role, usual for it, there was also Sergey Filippov (the managing director of the estate Elpidifor).

the Movie was musical so for actors professional singers sang. For the main character Tamara Milashkina sang, and the performer of this role Tamara Syomina managed to merge perfectly with music - her appearance completely corresponded to the singer`s voice.

But it is a lyrics and high empiriya. And on the production manager got enough sleep much - many problems. Leningrad. Late fall. Soon winter - it is necessary to shoot winter scenes. Well, there “gy - yes, the three, snow fluffy“...

The original palace of the count Kutaysov was necessary. And that the place was rather deserted that the people walking, skiers there everyones, did not gleam around. Acquaintances worked. For winter time the director of Pavlovsk Park allowed to deliver to palace scenery near the Pavlovsk Palace! Workers very quickly built near the real palace the palace fake. Outside it was even smarter than Pavlovsky. Here only it had no “interiors“, one facade, windows and a door, from within it were the propped-up board constructions.

In the movie the three was necessary. But not just the three of ABBA what, and a bird - the three! Such found in Pskovshchina, overtook under the own steam to the place of shootings. So far in a shot actors pretended as if they sing (under a soundtrack) and operate horses, the real driver governed the three from - under a carpet which he covered a kuchersky seat (coach box). The three went, actors played, the cameraman shot, the driver governed from - under a carpet...

But there was a state of emergency. Sergey Filippov - Elpidifor who is already made up came downstairs, fell and hit. Jumped - the hand hurts. Very much hurts. One of administrators suspected dislocation and, having considered himself rather educated in medicine, pulled the actor a hand, “setting“ it. The actor loudly cried from pain, the hand also did not think to be set. It was brought to infirmary, examined a hand. Did not understand Feldsherits that for big and the painful cone on a hand at the actor.

To Voyenno - the Medical Academy of Filippov was carried already by the production manager. The famous actor was met with a bang there, quickly made a X-ray. It appeared - the hand is broken. And the fool who pulled it provided bone shift. Immediately performed on the actor operation, all combined, imposed plaster. Bulletin. And shootings go - and remained some more in which it is necessary. Everywhere, where perhaps, Filippov was replaced with the doubler, removing from a back, sideways...

Remained all steam of shots where without the person - in any way. These shootings postponed until recovery of the actor.

The frost began to prevent shootings of the rest. At a temperature - 30 about should go in sheepskin coats. And hussars should defile in leggings. Acting over and over again, a double behind a double, several actors representing the hussar and forced to walk in leggings freezed... This most that from leggings sticks out. It was necessary to warm up between shootings of actors and outside, warm sheepskin coats, and from within, the warming liquid.

During shootings on music and noise all neighboring skiers ran together. And each emergence in a shot of the person on skis - failure of shooting and a heap of meters of a film in marriage! The assistant even whacked one impudent person a stick. Then the poor assistant was rescued from criminal liability...

Shootings came to an end. Winter - too. Sergey Filippov was written out long ago. He should have developed a hand. If simply - to do something by it. But it was sick. And he preferred to act with the uninjured left hand. The picture burned. Shootings burned. The director agreed with the actor`s wife that that helped - found a way to force the husband to involve the injured hand. As lunches in their family usually went with a glass of vodka, the wife began to put this liqueur glass on a case - and to hold a healthy hand of Sergey Nikolaevich. That had to try to keep step with a liqueur glass that hand which should be developed...

Soon the actor was ready to shootings. The torments transferred him for art gave it very proud look which, as was impossible to the place on shootings. It is proud the straightened back and a look made last the photos, necessary for the movie, just remarkable. The episode of the movie in which Elpidifor bolted from a bear was especially good on their background.

The she-bear was involved in the movie. It, submitting to teams of the owner, perfectly worked in all scenes. And then her owner died. Died. And the she-bear one, without favourite owner, did not want to work and was not going to get out of a cage. Found the trainer, but the she-bear was already old and clever. And in the movie it was necessary to remove an episode as she pursues Elpidifor. Filippov waits. The she-bear does not want.

Eventually, it was angered, it tore a lead and pursued Filippov. That with running start jumped through an orchestra pit (the scene was shot in scenery of theater), and the she-bear behind it did not decide to jump, it was intercepted, calmed and locked in a cage. This shot got to cinema. The poor she-bear was accused of aggression and handed over in a zoo... Other episodes, except one, removed with the person in a bear skin. And for one episode where, blood from a nose, live animal was necessary, administrators of a picture found one more bear. There was it young and by the sizes - much less first she-bear, but the operator managed to remove so that the difference in sizes was imperceptible to the viewer.

... Snow already descended when cinema-men, at last, sorted the scenery. And the director of the memorial estate for a long time took offense at them - their transport broke a soil cover even through a snow layer.

Shootings went still some time, but already in pavilions. Everything was dosnyato, it is mounted, presented to the commission of regional committee of party. Comrade Tolstikov granted permission for display...

Who such Tolstikov, only some experts know now. The picture is watched still.