Karnavalnaya noch (Carnival in Moscow) (1957) - Rotten Tomatoes

Karnavalnaya noch (Carnival in Moscow) (1957)

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This Russian musical manages to satirize Soviet life without ever offending the Politburo. The story concerns a group of young stage performers who, in true Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland fashion, wanna put on a swell show. Trouble is, the hidebound Ministry of Culture expects the kids to do a propaganda piece. Undaunted, our heroes and heroines stage the show their way, finding fun and romance along the way. One of the best bits involves a jazz band which disguises itself as a long-haired classical orchestra in order to sneak by the cultural watchdogs. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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The action barrels along with terrific sprightliness and flair and Ilyinsky himself is a joy...

December 3, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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