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Shadows Disappear at Noon (Teni ischezayut v polden)

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Shadows Disappear at Noon
(Teni ischezayut v polden)
Teni ischezayut v polden DVD1-2.jpg
DVD Cover for Ep.1-2
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Krasnopolskiy
Valeriy Uskov
Release Date 1972
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Zakhar Zakharovich Bolshakov Pyotr Velyaminov
Marya Voronova Nina Ruslanova
Konstantin Andreevich Zhukov alias Ustin Akimovich Morozov Sergey Yakovlev
Seraphima Arkadyevna Klychkova alias Pisimeya Makarovna Morozova Aleksandra Zavyalova
Taras alias Ilya Yurgin Boris Novikov
Frol Petrovich Kurganov Valeri Gatayev
Stesha Kurganova Eleonora Shashkova
Anisim Shatrov Lev Polyakov
Klavdiya Nikulina Galina Polskikh
Fyodor Morozov Gennadi Korolkov

Shadows Disappear at Noon (Teni ischezayut v polden) is a Soviet 1972 (filmed in 1970-71) seven-part mini series directed by Vladimir Krasnopolskiy and Valeriy Uskov and based on the same title novel by Anatoliy Ivanov. It depicts the life and fate of several generations of fellow villagers from the Siberian village of Zelyony Dol in 1916-1950s.

The following weapons were used in the film Shadows Disappear at Noon (Teni ischezayut v polden):


Nagant M1895

Short-barreled Nagant revolver

In Ep.1 a merchant Andrey Vasilyevich Zhukov (Pyotr Dolzhanov) owns a short-barreled version of Nagant M1895 revolver. Later this revolver is seen in hands of village miller Anisim Shatrov (Lev Polyakov), a rich peasant Filipp Menshikov (Sergey Polezhaev), and at last it is used by Zhukov's son Konstantin Zhukov (Sergey Yakovlev) who hides under false name Ustin Morozov (and appears in following episodes under the new name). This gun is anachronistic for 1916-1920 as it appeared only in 1927.

Nagant M1895 Revolver with 3.3" barrel - 7.62x38R Nagant
Andrey Zhukov draws his pocket revolver.
Shatrov disarms Zhukov...
...and fires the revolver in air.
Menshikov gives the revolver to Konstantin Zhukov.
Zhukov examines his father's gun.
Zhukov holds the revolver during the attack of Red soldiers on brigands camp.
Menshikov takes the revolver from Zhukov.
In Ep.7, many years later, Ustin Morozov takes out the revolver, hidden in the cellar.

Standard Nagant revolver

During the events of Russian revolution and civil war (Ep.1) standard Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by Bolshevik Viktor Andreevitch (Viktor Shulgin), Red partisans Frol Kurganov (Valeri Gatayev) and Zakhar Bolshakov (Pyotr Velyaminov), and White officers.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant
Viktor Andreevich carries a Nagant in holster during the revolutionary events.
Kurganov carries several Nagants, taken from White officers.
He gives one of the revolvers to Bolshakov.
Another view of Kurganov with Nagants.


Mauser C96

During the events of Russian revolution and civil war (Ep.1) Mauser C96 pistols are used by both Reds and Whites, including Frol Kurganov (Valeri Gatayev), Red Commissar (Konstantin Berdikov ), Filipp Menshikov (Sergey Polezhaev), Taras (Boris Novikov) and several brigands.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A brigand (Anatoli Sobolev) executes captured Reds.
Filipp Menshikov with Mauser.
A brigand (Aleksey Bakhar) fires at attacking Reds.
Filipp Menshikov fires his Mauser. The slide is seen cycling.
Taras takes a Mauser from slain brigand.
Taras fires.
Frol Kurganov (at the right) carries a Mauser in holster and Mosin Nagant M1891 and Winchester Model 1895 rifles.
Commissar carries a Mauser in holster.

Unique Model 10

Seraphima Klychkova (Aleksandra Zavyalova) owns a pocket pistol of FN Model 1905 family. The general outlook is similar to French Unique Model 10.

A version of Unique Model 10, produced in France for export by Lepco Fire-Arms - .25 ACP. This version looks most similar to the screen gun.
Seraphima raises her pistol on Konstantin Zhukov.
A closeup of the pistol.

Steyr M1912

What appears to be a Steyr M1912 is partially seen in holster, carried by Bolshevik Philemon Kolesnikov (Anatoliy Solovyov) in Ep.1.

Steyr Hahn Model 1912 - 9x23mm Steyr
The shape of the grip matches Steyr 1912.

Luger P08

In Ep.4, set during WW2, Ustin Morozov (Sergey Yakovlev) and Demid Menshikov (Roman Filippov) who turned collaborators, serving to Nazi Germany, use Luger P08 pistols.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Ustin Morozov (again having his name changed, now to Sidor Fomichyov) fires a Luger.
Menshikov, NCO of German Hilfspolizei, threatens Morozov with his pistol.
Another view of the scene.
Morozov draws his Luger in response.


Mosin Nagant M1891

In Ep.1 Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are widely used during the events of Russian revolution and civil war by Reds, Whites and brigands, notably Marya Voronova (Nina Ruslanova), Filipp Menshikov (Sergey Polezhaev), Demid Menshikov (Roman Filippov), and Antip Nikulin (Evgeniy Shutov).

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Revolutionary workers hold M91 rifles.
Menshikov carries M91 rifle during the crossing of the swamp. In previous scene he is armed with M91/30 rifle (see below).
Red partisan Antip Nikulin holds his IZh-17 shotgun and an M91 rifle, captured from White soldiers.
Marya Voronova carries M91 rifle when she commands the partisans unit.
Partisans in action (Mikhail Kalinkin at the right).
Marya Voronova in action.
Frol Kurganov, disguised as a White soldier, carries captured rifles and Nagant M1895 revolvers.
Demid Menshikov (Roman Filippov) takes M91 rifle in Bolshakov's house.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s, are also seen, notably used by Zakhar Bolshakov (Pyotr Velyaminov) and Filipp Menshikov (Sergey Polezhaev).

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Red partisans of Zelyony Dol get M91/30 rifles.
Another view of the same scene.
Zakhar Bolshakov (at the left) carries an M91/30 rifle while commanding the partisans unit.
Filipp Menshikov aims his rifle at his henchman Matveyka (Igor Surovtsev), suspecting him to be a traitor. In the following scene Menshikov's rifle switches to original M91.
Zakhar Bolshakov with his M91/30 (or maybe original M91) rifle in action.

Mosin Nagant "Obrez"

"Obrez" sawed-off Mosin Nagant rifles are used by several brigands of Filipp Menshikov's band, notably Matveyka (Igor Surovtsev).

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R. In Russian such weapon is called "obrez" which means "cut". It was mostly used by criminals and rebels.
Brigands fire their "obrez" guns.
Matveyka (at the right) with "obrez".
A close view of Matveyka's "obrez".

Winchester Model 1895

Some Red partisans, including Frol Kurganov (Valeri Gatayev), and brigands carry Winchester Model 1895 rifles in Ep.1.

A Russian contract Model 1895 in 7.62x54 Russian. Note the loading bridge over the reciever
A partisan gets a Winchester.
Another partisan (at the left) holds a Winchester.
Frol Kurganov gets acquainted with the Winchester.
Kurganov carries his Winchester.
A brigand (Oleg Savosin) executes captured Reds.
A closer view of his Winchester.

Mauser Karabiner 98k

In Ep.4 German soldiers, escorting Fyodor Morozov, are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser



An anachronistic IZh-17 single barreled shotgun is used by Red partisans Antip Nikulin (Evgeniy Shutov) and Andron Ovchinnikov (Ivan Ryzhov) in Ep.1. Shotguns of early 20th century have roughly similar outlook.

Izhmekh IZh-17 single barreled shotgun - 16 Gauge
Nikulin and Ovchinnikov get a single gun for them both until more weapons would be captured from enemies.
Nikulin on rest with his shotgun.
Nikulin retains the shotgun while Ovchinnikov at last gets a Mosin Nagant M1891 rifle.

Single Barreled Shotgun

Some partisans carry Single Barreled Shotguns that may be same IZh-17 or another model.

Several Red partisans carry single barreled shotguns.
A partisan in center carries a single barreled shotgun.

Double Barreled Shotgun

Double Barreled Shotguns are also used by Red partisans, including Frol Kurganov (Valeri Gatayev), in Ep.1.

TOZ-B double barreled side by side shotgun - 16 Gauge
Several Red partisans carry double barreled shotguns.
Frol Kurganov holds a shotgun.
Double barreled shotgun in Kurganov's house.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns, standing for original M1910s, are used in Ep.1 by both Red partisans and brigands.

Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim of Red partisans unit.
Brigands ready their Maxim.
Partisans' Maxim is seen at the background.


76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902

A 76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902 is seen during the revolution events in Ep.1.

76.2mm M1902 Putilov Field Gun
A 3-inch gun on the meeting of revolutionary workers.

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