The Boy from Stalingrad (1943)

05/20/1943 (US) WarDrama 1h 9m
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Hollywood's first drama of Russia's young heroes.

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If J.M. Barrie had had a hand in Tarkovsky's IVAN'S CHILDHOOD, it might like something like this bizarre boys' adventure confection. Surprised by the advancing German Army while gathering wheat outside their village, a spunky band of Russian adolescents employs a combination of wits and heroic self-sacrifice to defeat a Nazi battalion, blow up a tank, and save the people of Stalingrad from imminent destruction. A rarely-seen entry in Hollywoood's brief wartime spate of pro-Soviet propaganda films, THE BOY FROM STALINGRAD stars Serbian-American child actor Bobby Samarzich, who went on to found one of Southern California's greatest tamburitza bands.

  1. Sidney Salkow

    Director

  2. Robert Arden

    Story

  3. Robert Lee Johnson

    Story

  4. Ferdinand Reyher

    Writer

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Original Language English

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