New Pictures: Jan. 31, 1927

Polykushka. The story of this Russian film's production at the Fifth Avenue Playhouse comes as a surprise to natives who grumble about "foreign invaders." It was made in 1918, when Russia had just entered the turmoil of social reconstruction and film studios, in consequence, were crippled. Several years after its creation, the Director, M. Nelidov, fled to the U. S., sought occupation for his talent, found only a $20-a-week job in a bank. Cinema magnates, when they granted interviews, asked for samples of his work. He could offer nothing, because the Socialist...

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