Aleksandr FAINTSIMMER
Александр ФАЙНЦИММЕР
Aleksandr FAINTSIMMER
Vladimir KORSH-SABLIN
Владимир КОРШ-САБЛИН
Vladimir KORCH-SABLINE
USSR (Belarus), 1949, 77mn 
fiction
The Secret Brigade
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Константин Заслонов

 

 Konstantin Zaslonov / Les Compagnons du rail

 Konstantin Zaslonov

 
Directed by : Aleksandr FAINTSIMMER (Александр ФАЙНЦИММЕР), Vladimir KORSH-SABLIN (Владимир КОРШ-САБЛИН)
 
Cast
Vladimir DRUZHNIKOV (Владимир ДРУЖНИКОВ)
 
Spectators : 17,9 million spectators in the USSR
Release date in Russia : 12/09/1949
 

Plot synopsis
Secret Brigade is one of several Russian films dealing with the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Vladimir Druzhnikov stars as Zaslonov, a humble railroad employee who becomes a hero of the Soviet Underground. Gaining the confidence of a few German officers, Zaslonov is able to lay the groundwork for a major sabotage operation, aimed at crippling Nazi train shipments. In the tradition of Hollywood oversimplification, the Nazis are depicted as little better than morons, totally oblivious to the saboteurs and their covert activities. Secret Brigade was made available to U.S. distributors in early 1951, though the market for pro-Soviet films was practically nil in that McCarthy-dominated year.
Hal Erickson, www.allmovie.com