Friends, to the front!

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July 6, 2022

"Girlfriends, to the front!" - Soviet short propaganda film of 1941. A kind of spin-off of the film "Front-line girlfriends". The first film of the Lenfilm studio filmed during the Great Patriotic War: filming began already on June 24, 1941, was released on July 14, 1941.

Plot

The heroines of the film “Front-line Friends” that the audience loved, participated in the film - according to the plot, the medical instructors from this film Lyolya, Natasha, Tamara and Zina urge Soviet girls to enroll in nursing courses and go to the front. In this film, the main character is the episodic heroine of the film “Frontline Friends” - Lyolya “Chizhik”, Olga Fedorina playing her was not an actress, but a student of the 1st Leningrad Medical Institute, and already during the release of the film on the screen she really went to the front and became surgical nurse of the medical battalion.

Cast

Olga Fedorina - Lyolya Fedorina, "Chizhik" Grigory Lyubimov - Commissar Zoya Fedorova - Natasha Tamara Aleshina - Zina Manefa Sobolevskaya - Tamara Ekaterina Melentieva-Boyarskaya - Shura

Sources

Friends, to the front! // Lenfilm. Annotated Film Catalog (1918-2003), 2004 Pyotr Bagirov, Vera Kuznetsova - "Lenfilm" in 1941: From the orders of the Committee for Cinematography under the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR // Film Studies Notes, No. 72, 2005 Leningrad, January 16, 1944: Citizens spend their leisure time in cinemas // TASS, January 16, 2014 On July 14, 1941, the first defense feature short film “Girlfriends, to the front!” was released. // Lenfilm, July 14, 2016

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