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A Noisy Household (Bespokoynoe khozyaystvo)

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A Noisy Household
(Bespokoynoe khozyaystvo)
Bespokoynoe khozyaystvo-Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Mikhail Zharov
Release Date 1946
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Yefreytor (Corp.) Antonina "Tonya" Kalmykova Lyudmila Tselikovskaya
Pvt. Tikhon Ogurtsov Aleksandr Grave
Starshina (Sgt.Maj.) Semibab Mikhail Zharov
Lt. Ivan Kroshkin Vitali Doronin
Lt. Jacques Larochelle Yuri Lyubimov
Krauss Sergey Filippov

A Noisy Household (Bespokoynoe khozyaystvo) is a 1946 Soviet war comedy directed by Mikhail Zharov. In Autumn 1944 two inexperienced soldiers, young pretty girl Tonya Kalmykova and myopic, ungainly Tikhon Ogurtsov, serve at a decoy airfield under the command of Starshina Semibab. A real airfield, positioned not far away, is used by two fighter squadrons, one of which is fighter squadron Normandie of Free French Forces. Two pilots, Russian Ivan Kroshkin and Frenchman Jacques Larochelle, fall in love to Tonya.

The following weapons were used in the film A Noisy Household (Bespokoynoe khozyaystvo):


Tokarev TT-33

A German spy Krauss (Sergey Filippov), disguised as a Soviet soldier, carries a TT-33. Tonya Kalmykova (Lyudmila Tselikovskaya) manages to disarm him.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Tonya holds Krauss' TT.
The TT on the ground.
Tonya holds Krauss at gunpoint.

Submachine guns


Starshina (Sgt.Maj.) Semibab (Mikhail Zharov) and his subordinates, Yefreytor (Corp.) Tonya Kalmykova (Lyudmila Tselikovskaya) and Pvts. Tikhon Ogurtsov (Aleksandr Grave), Sorokonozhkin (Georgiy Svetlani) and Gvozdaryov (Vladimir Uralsky), carry PPSh-41 submachine guns with drum and stick magazines.

PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
PPSh-41 Submachine Gun with 35-round box magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Tonya carries a PPSh with stick magazine.
Ogurtsov bears guard duty.
Starshina Semibab carries a PPSh with drum magazine.
Sorokonozhkin (at the left) and Gvozdaryov (at the right) with PPSh SMGs in dugout.
Tonya holds a PPSh with drum magazine. A spare drum and Semibab's PPSh are seen next to her.


MP40 submachine guns are used by German soldiers.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A German spotter on the tree carries an MP40.
Another German soldier fires from the tree.


Karabiner 98k

Some German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Karabiner 98k is seen at the left. A German soldier uses his rifle to fire at a Soviet plane, basing it on a stick.

Machine Guns and Autocannons

Berezin UBS

Berezin UBS machine gun is mounted on Yak-9 fighter plane.

Berezin UBS (Synchronized) - 12.7x108mm
In addition to ShVAK-20 autocannon, Yak-9 is armed with a synchronized UBS machine gun over the engine.

Shpitalnyi-Vladimirov ShVAK-20

Shpitalnyi-Vladimirov ShVAK-20 autocannons are mounted on La-7 and Yak-9 fighter planes.

ShVAK-20 autocannon - 20x99 mm R
La-7 is armed with two ShVAK autocannons in synchronized mountings over the engine.
Yak-9 has a single ShVAK, firing through a hollow propeller shaft.

Other Weapons

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

In one scene Tonya Kalmykova (Lyudmila Tselikovskaya) holds a Model 24 Stielhandgranate.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Bespokoynoe khozyaystvo-M24Grenade-1.jpg

LP-42 Flare Pistol

What appear to be LP-42 Flare Pistol is seen on decoy airfield, fitted to the "hand" of mannequin and remotely controlled by a rope.

Leuchtpistole 42 Flare Pistol - 26.65mm
Gvozdaryov (Vladimir Uralsky) attached the rope to the flare pistol.

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