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And Quiet Flows the Don (Tikhiy Don) (1930)

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And Quiet Flows the Don
(Tikhiy Don)
Tikhiy Don 1930 DVD.jpg
DVD Cover of the Restored Edition
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Ivan Pravov
Olga Preobrazhenskaya
Release Date 1930
Language Silent; Russian subtitles
Studio Soyuzkino
Main Cast
Character Actor
Grigori Melekhov Andrei Abrikosov
Aksiniya Astakhova Emma Tsesarskaya
Pantelei Melekhov Nikolay Podgorny
Natalya Melekhova Raisa Puzhnaya
Pyotr Melekhov Aleksandr Gromov
Dariya Melekhova Yelena Maksimova
Stepan Astakhov Georgi Kovrov

And Quiet Flows the Don (original title Tikhiy Don) is a Soviet 1930 B&W movie based on the first part of the famous novel by Mikhail Sholokhov. It depict the fate of a Don Cossack family before and during the World War One.

This movie is the first screen adaptation of Sholokhov's novel, followed by much better known 1957 three-part movie directed by Sergey Gerasimov.

The following weapons were used in the film And Quiet Flows the Don (Tikhiy Don):

Mosin Nagant M1891

Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are carried by Cossacks and soldiers. Both Infantry and Dragoon versions of Mosin rifle are seen.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Grigori Melekhov (Andrei Abrikosov) carries an M1891 Dragoon rifle on sling.
Stepan Astakhov (Georgi Kovrov) fires his rifle.
A soldier holds an M1891 Infantry rifle.
Another soldier with M1891 Infantry rifle.

Mannlicher M1895

In one scene a Cossack is armed with an Austrian Mannlicher M1895 rifle. It's historically correct as numerous captured Austro-Hungarian rifles were widely used by Russian troops.

Original Austro-Hungarian Steyr Mannlicher M1895 - 8x50R
A Cossack carries a Mannlicher rifle on sling.

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