THE CIGARETTE GIRL OF MOSSELPROM (1924):
As she works in her tedious office job, Maria Ivanovna dreams about being married; and she has particular hopes that her co-worker Nikodim Mityushin will take an interest in her. Nikodim, though, is in love with Zina, who sells cigarettes. Not a day passes by that Nikodim doesn't "run into her" selling on the street and buys cigarettes from her (even though he doesn't smoke). One day, a film crew uses Zina as an extra in an outdoor scene, and the cameraman, Latugin, falls in love with her. Latugin soon arranges an acting job for Zina. To complicate matters further, Zina has yet another admirer in Oliver MacBride, an American businessman who is visiting Moscow.
DVD-R is silent with Russian intertitles and switchable English subtitles. Approx. 112 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!
THE SWALLOW AND THE TITMOUSE (1924):
Pierre van Groot is skipper of two barges, L'Hirondelle and La Mésange, on which he transports building materials along the waterways of Belgium and northern France for areas devastated by the First World War. He is accompanied by his wife Griet and her younger sister Marthe, and they supplement their income with some private smuggling across the French border. In Antwerp, Pierre hires a capable new mate, Michel. During their voyage, Michel ingratiates himself with the family and courts Marthe, while masking his plan to discover the hiding-place of some contraband diamonds.
DVD-R is silent with French intertitles and switchable English subtitles. Approx. 68 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!