Also known as Rjazanin naiset in Finland; Le Village du pêché in France; Die Frauen von Riasan in Germany; A Aldeia do Pecado in Portugal : [Peasant Women of Riazan], [Woman of Ryazan], [The Village of Sin], [The Devil’s Plaything]
B&W : Feature film
Directed by Olga Preobrazhenskaia and Ivan Pravov
Cast: Kuzma Yastrebitsky [Wassilij Schironin], Olga Narbekova [Matwejewna, his wife], Yelena Maksimova [a soldier widow], Georgi Bobynin [Iwan], Emma Tsesarskaya [Wassilissa], Raisa Puzhnaya [Anna], Ivan Savelyev [Nicolai, the blacksmith], Gulya Korolyova, Inna Fedorova, E. Safonova [Aunt Alena]
Sovkino production. / Scenario by Boris Altshuler and Olga Vishnevskaya. Production design by Dmitri Kolupayev. Cinematography by Konstantin Kuznetsov. / Released 13 December 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was released in Germany by Deutsch-Russische Film-Allianz AG [Derussa] on 17 August 1928. The film was released in Finland on 14 April 1929. The film as released in Portugal on 22 October 1929. / Silent film.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Children: Illegitimate - Crime: Rape - Death: Drowning, Suicide
Listing updated: 27 January 2015.
References: Bardèche-History pp. 282-283, 348; Pratt-Spellbound p. ?; Youngblood-Soviet pp. 149, 150-151, 156, 192, 317 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.