If War Comes Tomorrow

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If War Comes Tomorrow (Russian Wp→: Если завтра война, Esli zavtra voyna) is a 1938 Soviet prewar film which recounts preparedness of the Soviet Union to repel the attack of aggressor. The film was shot by the group of film directors under the direction of Efim Dzigan.

Plot

The defence film about the preparedness of the Red Army to repulse enemy was made on the basis of documentary sequences shot during the maneuvers. The film was highly appreciated by People's Commissar for Defense of the Soviet Union marshal Kliment Voroshilov.

Awards

  • Stalin Prize of the 2nd degree (1941).

Film crew

  • Scenario writers — Efim Dzigan, Mikhail Svetlov and Georgy Beryozko.
  • Directors:
    • Efim Dzigan
    • Georgy Beryozko ("Mosfilm" studio)
    • Lazar Antsi-Polovski ("Lentechfilm" studio)
    • Nikolai Karmazinski ("Soyuzkinochronicle")
  • Camera operators — Evgenij Efimov
  • Art director — M. Tiunov
  • Film editor — V. Abdirkina
  • Composers — Dmitry Pokrass and Daniil Pokrass
  • Lyrics writer — Vasily Lebedev-Kumach
  • Sound technician — V. Leshchov
  • Director of brigade — E. Sergeev

Cast

  • Inna Fyodorova as commander's wife
  • Vsevolod Sanaev as paratrooper

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