The Train Goes East

  • 1948
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Romance

Almost a Soviet version of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, this picture has Dranovskaya and Gallis as a pair of Russians who meet at the end of WW II at a train station as both prepare to make the long journey to Vladivostok. They travel together, getting themselves in many comedic situations, including some that take pokes at bureaucrats and factory managers, and...read more

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Almost a Soviet version of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, this picture has Dranovskaya and Gallis as a pair of Russians who meet at the end of WW II at a train station as both prepare to make the long journey to Vladivostok. They travel together, getting themselves in many comedic situations,

including some that take pokes at bureaucrats and factory managers, and fall in love in the process. As they travel, each thinks the other is married, and that hinders their relationship. They ultimately clear up that misunderstanding and can proceed together happily ever after. In one good scene,

Gallis tries to undress in a cramped upper bunk; in another, Dranovskaya takes over a train station's microphone so she can tell an old lady that her train has arrived. At one point, the two are late returning to the train, miss it, and are forced to continue their journey by hitchhiking rides on

everything from a horse and wagon to an airplane--all of which only adds to their love for each other. The film features some interesting color footage of Siberian scenery. (In Russian; English subtitles.)

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  • Review: Almost a Soviet version of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, this picture has Dranovskaya and Gallis as a pair of Russians who meet at the end of WW II at a train station as both prepare to make the long journey to Vladivostok. They travel together, getting themselve… (more)

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