Courage (Muzhestvo)

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Courage (Muzhestvo)
Muzhestvo DVD.jpg
Modern DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov
Release Date 1939
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Aleksey Tomilin Oleg Zhakov
Mustafa Hajji Dmitri Dudnikov
Vlasov Konstantin Sorokin
The chielf pilot Aleksey Bondi
Faisi Tamara Nagaeva
Yusuf Aleksandr Beniaminov
Capt. Bystrov Fyodor Fedorovskiy
Kostya Kuzmin Pyotr Nikashin
Dugar Zula Nakhashkiyev
Dispatcher Nikolai Urvantsev


Courage (a direct translation of the original title Muzhestvo) is a Soviet 1939 B&W adventure movie, directed by Mikhail Kalatozov. Aleksey Tomilin (Oleg Zhakov) is a pilot on a mail plane in Central Asian region of USSR, close to the Afgan border. In one flight he lands in a local village where he is suddenly captured by a group of armed saboteurs, disguised as natives. They demand Tomilin to fly over the border, bringing their leader Mustafa Hajji in Kabul. Using his outstanding flying skill, Tomilin manages to render his dangerous passenger innocuous and land on the Soviet airfield.


The following weapons were used in the film Courage (Muzhestvo):

Contents


Handguns

FN Model 1900

An FN Model 1900 pistol is Aleksey Tomilin's (Oleg Zhakov) personal weapon.

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Old Dugar (Zula Nakhashkiyev) holds Tomilin at gunpoint with his own pistol.
Dugar gives the unloaded pistol back to Tomilin, calling it "a sign of confidence".

Mauser C96

Mauser C96 pistols are seen in hands of saboteurs.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A saboteur aims his Mauser at Tomilin.
Mustafa Hajji (Dmitri Dudnikov) threatens Tomilin during the flight.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are used by Soviet border guards and paratroopers.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A border guard holds an M91/30 rifle with bayonet at the right.
In the final scene paratroopers board the airplane. They carry M91/30 rifles with bayonets, attached backwards. This is a exclusively cinematic practice; in reality such practice was banned by service manuals.



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