The New Teacher

  • 1939
  • 1 HR 25 MIN
  • NR

This Soviet picture takes the basic Hollywood "boy-meets-girl" and "rags-to-riches" staples and does nothing new with them. Chirkov plays a high-minded peasant youth who rises above his humble beginnings and also romances Makarova. He turns her off by making a proposal too quickly, but after spending numerous sleepless nights, she reconsiders and accepts....read more

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This Soviet picture takes the basic Hollywood "boy-meets-girl" and "rags-to-riches" staples and does nothing new with them. Chirkov plays a high-minded peasant youth who rises above his humble beginnings and also romances Makarova. He turns her off by making a proposal too quickly, but

after spending numerous sleepless nights, she reconsiders and accepts. The film is based on the winning entry from a Soviet writing contest. (In Russian; English subtitles.)

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