On His Own

  • 1939
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography

A dull adaptation of Gorky's autobiography, this sequel to THE CHILDHOOD OF MAXIM GORKY stars Lyarsky as the now-grown author who finds himself trapped as a serf working for a rich family. He escapes and finds a job as a dishwasher on a small riverboat. Eventually we watch as Gorky (born Alexei Peshkov) grows to manhood and begins his battle for freer education....read more

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