Bear (Medved), The

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The Bear (Medved)
Medved Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Isidor Annensky
Release Date 1938
Language Russian
Studio Belgoskino
Main Cast
Character Actor
Grigori Smirnov Mikhail Zharov
Yelena Popova Olga Androvskaya


The Bear (Medved) is a Soviet 1938 B&W comedy movie, a screen adaptation of the same name play by Anton Chekhov. A landowner Grigori Smirnov (Mikhail Zharov) visits Yelena Popova (Olga Androvskaya), a widow whose late husband owes Smirnov a large sum. A quarrel emerges between Smirnov and Popova. Being insulted, Smirnov calls for a duel, not looking on gender of his opponent. To mutual pleasure, the duel turn into lyric scene.


The following weapons were used in the film The Bear (Medved):

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Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model

Two Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model revolvers are used by Grigori Smirnov and Yelena Popova during their planned duel.

Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model - .44 Russian
Smirnov teachs Popova how to use a gun.
A good view of Smith & Wesson revolver, hold by Yelena Popova.
Smirnov aims his revolver.
The grip and rear part of the frame are seen.

Percussion Cap Pistol

A Percussion Cap Pistol is seen on the wall of Smirnov's house. It resembles Russian M1854 Naval model, though not for sure.

For comparison: Russian M1854 Naval percussion cap pistol - .71 caliber
A percussion cap pistol is seen on top left.

Flintlock Pistol

A pair of Flintlock Pistols is also seen on the wall. One of them appears to be a Caucasian type while the other looks like some military model.

Turkish Flintlock Pistol, a close relative of Caucasian pistol.
For comparison: Russian Cavalry Pistol M1809 - .70 cal
A pair of flintlock pistols is seen at the right. The one on top is military-style, the bottom one is Caucasian-style.
A closer view of Caucasian-style pistol (top left).

Flintlock (?) Carbine

A flintlock or percussion cap short-barreled carbine is also seen on the wall. In size and shape it resembles one of Russian cavalry Stutzers (rifled carbines).

For comparison: Russian M1803 Flintlock Cavalry Stutzer (Rifled Carbine) - .65 (16.51mm)
A carbine is seen at the left below percussion cap pistol.


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