Lieutenant Kizhe (1934)

12/09/1934 (US) ComedyDramaHistory 1h 23m


A copying error by a military scribe turns the Russian words "the lieutenants, however" into what looks like "lieutenant Kizhe". The Tsar reads the error, and wants to meet this (non-existent) lieutenant. The courtiers, eager to avoid the wrath of the temperamental Tsar, create a Kizhe to serve as their royal scapegoat.

  1. Alexandr Faintsimmer


  2. Yury Tynyanov


Top Billed Cast

  1. Mikhail Yanshin

    Mikhail Yanshin

    Tsar Pavel I

  2. Boris Gorin-Goryainov

    Count von Pahlen

  3. Nina Shaternikova

    Nina Shaternikova

    Princess Gagarina

  4. Sofiya Magarill

    Sofiya Magarill

    Princess Gagarina's companion

  5. Erast Garin

    Erast Garin


  6. Mikhail Rostovtsev

    Mikhail Rostovtsev

    Fortress commandant

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Lieutenant Kizhe
Lieutenant Kizhe

Original Title Поручик Киже

Status Released

Original Language Russian

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