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Vitsin was born in St. Petersburg, formerly known as Petrograd, in 1917 (official data, in truth, says he was born in Terijoki, former Finland, now Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg). He enjoyed a long acting career and continued performing until close to the end of his life. Apart from playing with Yuri Nikulin and Yevgeny Morgunov, he appeared in dozens of films that earned him the adoration of millions.Modest and sympathetic characters played by Vitsin evoked kindly feelings of viewers. At the same time the actor played in detective, historical and lyrical feature films.His first film roles date to the 1940s. He gained nationwide popularity in the former Soviet Union with the emergence of a series of 1960s comedies by director Leonid Gaidai. He played the role of the Coward among a trio of colorful, scheming characters in such Gaidai movies as Bootleggers (1962), Operation Y and Other Adventures of Shurik (1965), and Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967). The last two subsequently beat the Soviet all-time record of ticket sales. The trio of actors, including the late Yuri Nikulin and Yevgeny Morgunov, was "the most popular ensemble in the history of the national cinema." In 1990, he was awarded the top artistic title of the Soviet era, that of People's Artist of the USSR.In spite of the plenty of his characters Vitsin's talent deserved something greater and he never played the major role of his life. “Vitsin is awfully gifted and both of us together are not worth his finger”, his partners Nikulin and Morgunov said about him.According to an Oscar-winning film director Nikita Mikhalkov, Vitsin "was one of those rare people and actors whom upon meeting, you immediately feel as if they must know just as much about you as you know about them." According to Mikhalkov, Vitsin was also rare in that his popularity did not affect his personality. He was modest to the point that even in the years leading up to his death, when his financial circumstances were abysmal, he never asked for help. Russian media reported that Vitsin had declined into alcoholism and vagrancy but these reports were false.During the last seven years of his life Georgy Vitsin did not act in films and appeared only in comic concerts of the Theatre of Film Actor. On October 22, 2001 at 4:30 p.m., the People's Artist of the USSR died. Georgy Vitsin was buried at Vagankovo Cemetery, Moscow.A monument to Georgy Vitsin was established in Zelenogorsk in 2008 marking the town's 460th jubilee and the 90th anniversary since the actor's birthday.
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The ancient legend says that the artist found a mineral that could revive something. He hid the mineral by putting it in a doll named Hagi. A century later, Hagi falls into the hands of a puppeteer, a...
A Few Love Stories
A Few Love Stories based on classic novels by Giovanni Boccaccio, Anton Francesco Grazzini and Agnolo Firenzuola.
Two little girls - Maria and Mirabella - go to the woods for a walk and encounter several magical characters, among them a frog with his feet frozen in ice, a fireworm whose shoes keep catching fire, ...
The Winter's Tale
«Зимняя сказка» — рисованный мультипликационный фильм из серии «Сказки Сергея Козлова». Как Ёжик всю зиму лечил Медвежонка после того, как тот переел снега. режиссёр Юрий Бутырин сценарист Сергей К...
A Comedy of Days Gone By
An adventures of the famous movies characters in the movies archive.
For the Matches
In Eastern Finland, in Liperi to be exact, Anna-Liisa Ihalainen asks her husband Antti to get some matches from the Ihalainen household. Unfortunately that trip takes a little longer than expected...
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The Blue Bird
A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. They are accompanied by a dog, cat, light, fire, bread, and o...
While the Clocks Are Ticking
Schoolgirl Masha gets into the fabulous city cheerful workers, which with the help of servants and cap of invisibility inhibits the evil Korol Kropodin I. Before the townspeople finally get rid of opp...
A Funny Dream, or Laughter and Tears
A student and chess lover Andrey Popov, while getting sick the night before a chess game with a chess world champion Karpov, falls asleep and is having a dream. In this dream, he finds himself in a ki...
Set in late-1920s Soviet Union, Ostap Bender and Ippolit "Kisa" Vorobyaninov are after a stash of diamonds hidden in one of the chairs in 12-chair set. They are forced to go on a cross-country chase w...
The Magic Pony
Ivan and his three brothers were sent to protect the fields again because of a mysterious culprit who destroyed the wheat crop. The culprit is a magic pony who leads them on an enchanted adventure fil...
It Can't Be!
The film includes three short stories based on the stories of Mikhail Zoshchenko: "Crime and Punishment", "Fun Adventure", and "Wedding Event" about the negative phenomena of the provincial life of t...
The Humpbacked Horse
The Humpbacked Horse Dubbed in America as "The Magic Pony," (Russian: Конёк-Горбуно́к; tr.:Konyok Gorbunok) is a 1947 Soviet/Russian traditionally-animated feature film directed by Ivan Ivanov-Vano an...
Five sad and funny romantic stories about love...
Finest, the Brave Falcon
Alexander Row was the founder of the genre and this fairy tale film is dedicated to him. There was a time when there was a brave and kind hero called Finist the Bright Falcon. He was well known for hi...
The Dear Boy
A group of gangsters are kidnapping two boys: a son of a billionaire and a son of a USSR ambassador.
This is a fun musical film about the circus and a talented girl who dreams of becoming an artist. And although her path will be a lot of obstacles and funny misunderstandings, cheerful heroine still m...
Car, Violin and Blot the Dog
A fantasy story about five-grades - musician and engineer, their friend - the most beautiful girl in the world, her brother who dreams to turn all cats into monkeys, his dog Klyaksa and a lot more stu...
The Bag Of Apples
Hare carries bag of apples for 4 sonnies and lovely daughter. But along the way he gives all apples to forest dwellers leaving his children hungry.
Alexei Ivanovich Tyutyurin, a very kind and gentle man by nature, has been working as a hairdresser for twenty years. When the opportunity arises to upgrade to the head of the hall, he is faced with a...
In a world inhabited by anthropomorphic produce, Cipollino fights the unjust treatment of his fellow vegetable townsfolk by the fruit royalty (Prince Lemon and the overly proud Lord Tomato) in the gar...
The Sannikov Land
A group of people setting out to find a previously assumed land and upon reaching it, not knowing how to deal with the customs of the place, have to deal with all the consequences.
Based on the Don stories by Mikhail Sholokhov. Soviet power was only established on the Don, and a conflict broke out in the first commune: the wife of the commune’s leader Arseniy Klyukvin, having b...
The good-natured scholar Christian-Theodore arrives in a small country where miracles occur. He falls in love with the beautiful Princess, whose marriage is a matter of national importance, because he...
How We Were Searching for Tishka
A young boy Misha, his grandmother and a few police officers - all are looking for a missing bear called Tishka.
A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once had. Vorobya...
A fairytale based on the play by Aleksandr Ostrovskiy.
Gentlemen of Fortune
A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless...
Film, Film, Film
The trials and tribulations of putting a feature film together.
The Baby-Goat, Who Counted up to Ten
Seven Old Men and One Girl
Lara Velichko is a young coach who's dreaming about coaching world champions but suddenly she's forced to train a group of a very grumpy old men.
A Very Old Story
The story is based on Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairytale " The Tinderbox".
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The Tale of the Golden Rooster
A satirical fairy tale about an old tsar Dadon and a golden cockerel who guarded the borders of his kingdom.
How to Become a Grown-Up
A little slacker doesn't appreciate his childhood and wants to face with adult problems as quickly as possible.
Train From Romashkovo
A little train is always late.
Kidnapping, Caucasian Style
In this comic but dated story, nerdy Shurik travels to Caucas in search of native legends and folklore. But what he finds is a beautiful girl whom, due to intoxication and deceit of the local "gang", ...
Road to the Sea
Twin sisters Asya and Slavka dream of enrolling in a nautical school. After the first refusal, the girls go to Transbaikalia, get a job at the fur farm, make real friends, fall in love, experience all...
About the Hippopotamus Who Was Afraid of Inoculations
Fabulous animals bathed, rested and had fun on the summer beach of the southern town. Suddenly, the rest was interrupted by an urgent message on a hanging poster: "Everyone needs to vaccinate vaccinat...
Who Invented the Wheel?
The First Teacher
Dyuishen is assigned to the mountainous Kirghiz region of Central Asia by the Young Communist League after he is discharged from the Red Army. It is 1923 and the Civil war has ended. The former soldie...
Where have I seen him?
Adventure of Mr. Promise - the one who promises and never does...
Operation Y and Other Shurik's Adventures
The film consists of three independent parts: "Workmate", "Déjà vu" and "Operation Y". The plot follows the adventures of Shurik (alternative spelling — Shourick), the naive and nerdy Soviet student w...
Give Me a Complaints Book
A group of young motivated people are trying to convert old "Oduvanchik" restaurant in to a youth club.
The Marriage of Balzaminov
Based on the trilogy of Aleksandr Ostrovsky. Moscow, XIX century. A small official Misha Balzaminov lives in a small house. He, like his mother, sees his happiness in marrying a rich bride. Misha ima...
How can anyone take a person seriously when his last name is Zaychik (Little Hare). Everyone can manipulate and make fun of him. And Zaychik never strikes back just because he is too shy. But to the s...
A story based on the popular Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale "Thumbelina".
A Tale of Lost Times
Four evil wizards were able to become young because of a time stolen from lazy kids. If these kids want to return to their real age, they need to act quickly.
Three stories based on O. Henry novels.
This is the second silent (save for a song) slapstick comedy short about adventures of Worldly, Coward, and Fool. In a small hunting lodge three friends are making illegal moonshine. Bottled "product"...
The Road to Berth
In search of real life 15-year-old Vaska goes to the Arctic, where he gets a job on a marine rescue tug "Cola". It is not easy to build a relationship with the naive kid crew — "sea wolves". Once the ...
The End of Old Beryozovka
Once at Borka, a big prankster and fidget, an adult friend appeared — the builder Ivan Degtyarev. Former sailor directed Borkin's energy in the right direction and made him his assistant. Soon a disas...
In a world inhabited by anthropomorphic produce, "Cipollino, the Onion Boy" fights the unjust treatment of his fellow vegetable townsfolk by the fruit royalty (Prince Lemon and the overly proud Lord T...
Animated short film dedicated to the redenomination of the Soviet ruble that happened on January 1, 1961.
Dog Barbos and Unusual Cross
This is the very first silent slapstick comedy short about adventures of Worldly, Coward, and Fool. What's more fun: fishing with worms, or dynamite? Three friends decided to have a blast! Unfortunate...
How Ivan Ivanovich fell out with Ivan Nikiforovich
How did Ivan Ivanovich quarrel with Ivan Nikiforovich? Ivan Ivanovich went to his bosom friend Ivan Nikiforovich, wishing to beg for the gun he liked. Yes, it didn’t work out. And in the heat of the a...
Fathers and Sons
The Adventures of Buratino
A wooden boy is trying to find his place in the world. He befriends toys from a toy theater owned by the evil Karabas-Barabas, gets tricked by Alice the Fox and Basilio the Cat, and finally discovers ...
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A Groom from the Right Society
Semyon Danilovich Petukhov was very surprised to found upon returning from vacation that he was declared dead and... buried.
The Cat's House
A rich and ignorant cat loses her big house in a fire. Only then she realizes that a friend in need is a friend indeed.
A Girl with Guitar
A girl is working in a musical instruments store in a romantic story.
If anything's possible, what's important?
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The Wrestler and the Clown
It's a story about two of the most famous russian personages. They become friends, and then go along on the path of glory in parallel.
Senor Quexana has read so many books on chivalry that he believes that he is the knight Don Quixote de la Mancha. So Don Quixote sets off on his horse, accompanied by his squire Sancho Panza on a mule...
Based on the short story by Jack London. 1910 year. Mexican patriots are preparing an uprising against the dictatorship of Diaz. Young Felipe Rivera joins the revolutionary junta, whose father and mo...
The Twelve Months
A poor girl was given an impossible task by her stepmother, which was to gather snowdrops. She stumbled across twelve brothers who were the twelve months old.
The Ugly Duckling
Soviet cartoon adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.
She Loves You
A shy Zoo worker falls in love with a girl from a magazine cover and decides to send her a letter.
Murder on Dante Street
A story about tragic events in France during the German occupation in WWII.
The Enchanted Boy
An animated adaptation of the classic story of Nils Holgerson, a naughty boy who is transformed to a very little dwarf and goes through many adventures, flying with a band of wild geese.
Maxim Perepelitsa is a cheerful, mischievous and resourceful young man from a Ukrainian village. He loves to make up stories and invent practical jokes. When he is drafted into the Russian Army, he do...
The Magic shop
A school student finds a magical store where he can buy things which help to get straight A's with no working at all.
A biopic based on the life of Russian literary critic Vissarion Belinsky (1811–1848). The production of the film was completed in 1951, but it was not released until 1953, following the reshooting of ...