Natalka Poltavka (1936)

Director
Ivan Kavaleridze

Main cast
Ekaterina Osmyalovskaya; M. Platonov; G. Manko; Ivan Patorzhinsky; Stepan Shkurat

Genres
Music, Romance, Drama

Description
This film is the first adaptation of an operetta written by Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko. It follows the trials and tribulations of Natalka and Peter (Petro). The sweethearts planned to get married; however, Natalka's father does not approve of the marriage because Petro was not affluent enough to keep Natalka in the manner he thought that she should be kept. Petro goes off to earn the required fortune.


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