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On the Other Side (Po tu storonu)

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On the Other Side (Po tu storonu)
Po tu storonu.jpg
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Fyodor Filippov
Release Date 1958
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Anton Matveyev Vsevolod Safonov
Viktor Besays Yuriy Puzyryov
Varya Lyudmila Kasatkina
Liza Vorontsova Yelena Muratova
Doctor Grigori Belov
Zhukanov Sergey Kalinin
Nikola Vladimir Yemelyanov
Mayba Sergey Fillipov

On the Other Side (literal translation of the original title Po tu storonu) is a 1958 Soviet adventure movie directed by Fyodor Filippov and based on the novel by Viktor Kin. The movie is set during the Russian civil war on the Far East. Two young Bolsheviks move across White army lines in order to establishe connection with Red partisans.

The following weapons were used in the film On the Other Side (Po tu storonu):


Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model

Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model is Viktor Besays' (Yuriy Puzyryov) personal weapon. In the original novel Beysas also has a Smith & Wesson but it is described as a pocket revolver in .32 caliber.

Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model - .44 Russian
Besays aims his revolver.
Another view of the Smith & Wesson.
The grip with lanyard ring is seen.
Besays, now on on crutches, draws his revolver.

Nagant M1895

A White army officer (Vadim Zakharchenko) holds the Nagant M1895 revolver in one scene. Matveyev (Vsevolod Safonov) holds a Nagant in a dream when being in fever.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon.
The officer holds his revolver. It is anachronistic post-1930 version.
In his dream Matveyev holds the Nagant during the cavalry attack.

In the opening scene both Matveyev and Besays carry Nagant holsters but it's hard to say if there are revolvers inside.

Po tu storonu-NagantHolster-1.JPG
Po tu storonu-NagantHolster-2.JPG


FN Model 1910

Anton Matveyev (Vsevolod Safonov) carries the FN Model 1910 pistol. In one scene his pistol is seen in hands of Varya (Lyudmila Kasatkina).

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
Varya holds Matveyev's pistol.
Matveyev with his pistol.
Another view of the FN 1910.

Mauser C96

In the scene in anarchists' train a Mauser C96 in typical wooden holster is carries by an anarchist.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The man with Mauser on the belt is seen at the background.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M1891s, are used by Reds, Whites and anarchists.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
The M91/30 rifle is seen at the background in the train.
White soldier (Evgeniy Shutov) aims his rifle.
A close view of the rifle. Note the hex receiver, typical for pre-1936 rifles.
The soldier takes aim.
Matveyev (Vsevolod Safonov) disarms the soldier.
One of the White soldiers at the left is armed with M91/30 rifle while the other one holds the M1907 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine

Some Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbines are also seen.

Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
One of the White soldiers at the left is armed with M91/30 rifle while the other one holds the M1907 Carbine.
A White Cossack on horse at the right carries the M07 Carbine.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are seen in several scenes.

Russian Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim in anarchists' train.
Maxim in action during the battle in a town.

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