The Shield and the Sword (film)

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The Shield and the Sword
File:The Shield and the Sword Poster.jpg
Order: Survive poster
Directed by Vladimir Basov
Vadim Kozhevnikov
Produced by Mosfilm
Written by Vladimir Basov
Starring Stanislav Lyubshin
Oleg Yankovsky
Georgy Martyniuk
Alla Demidova
Music by Veniamin Basner
Cinematography Sergei Vronsky
Production
company
Release dates
  • 1968 (1968)
Running time
325 min.
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

The Shield and the Sword (Russian: Щит и меч ) is a 1968 Soviet spy series with four parts directed by Vladimir Basov.[1] It is based on a novel by Vadim Kozhevnikov, who was Secretary of the Soviet Writers' Union.[2]

The song What Does Motherland Begin With? (С чего начинается Родина), sung by Mark Bernes, that was main musical theme of each film in the series, became well known in the USSR.

Parts

  • Part 1. No Right To Be Themselves (Без права быть собой)
  • Part 2. Order: Survive (Приказано выжить)
  • Part 3. Without Appeal (Обжалованию не подлежит)
  • Part 4. The Last Frontier (Последний рубеж)

Cast

References

  1. Hake, Sabine (31 August 2012). Screen Nazis: Cinema, History, and Democracy. University of Wisconsin Pres. p. 174. ISBN 978-0-299-28713-9. Retrieved 20 December 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Marsh, Rosalind (2007). Literature, History and Identity in Post-Soviet Russia, 1991-2006. Peter Lang. p. 75. ISBN 978-3-03911-069-8. Retrieved 20 December 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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