Ballad of a Soldier


During World War II, 19 year old soldier Alyosha gets a medal as a reward for a heroic act at the front. Instead of this medal he asks for a few days leave to visit his mother and repair the roof of their home. On the train eastwards he meets Shura who is on her way to her aunt. In those few days traveling together they fall in love.

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  1. Grigoriy Chukhray

    Director, Writer

  2. Valentin Ezhov


Top Billed Cast

  1. Vladimir Ivashov

    Vladimir Ivashov

    Pvt. Alyosha Skvortsov

  2. Zhanna Prokhorenko

    Zhanna Prokhorenko


  3. Evgeniy Urbanskiy

    Evgeniy Urbanskiy


  4. Nikolay Kryuchkov

    Nikolay Kryuchkov


  5. Antonina Maksimova

    Antonina Maksimova

    The mother

  6. Elza Lezhdey

    Elza Lezhdey

    The invalid's wife

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Original Title Баллада о солдате

Status Released

Original Language Russian

Runtime 1h 28m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 20, 1959



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