Katka-bumazhnyy ranet (1926)
Katka's Reinette Apples
Katka's Reinette Apples (Russian: Катька бумажный ранет, romanized: Katka-bumazhnyy ranet) is a 1926 Soviet silent drama film directed by Fridrikh Ermler and Eduard Ioganson.
The film's art direction was by Yevgeni Yenej.
The film is set in Soviet Russia during the mid-1920s. The family of a young peasant woman Katya (Veronica Buzhinskaya) is left without a single food source when their cow dies. To save money for a new Jersey, Katya leaves her native village to work in Leningrad. Once she is in the big city, she falls in with a bad crowd by associating with the thief Syomka Zhgut (Valery Solovtsov). The girl starts to sell Reinette apples to earn money for a living and for the aforementioned new cow. Soon after meeting Syomka, Katya becomes pregnant and gives birth to his child. Once on the street, Katya meets a downtrodden homeless intellectual Vadka Zavrazhina (Fedor Nikitin), nicknamed "Tiligent". Taking pity on him, she invites him to her place.
- Veronika Buzhinskaya as Katka
- Bella Chernova as Verka
- Yakov Gudkin as Semka's companion
- Fyodor Nikitin as Vadka Zavrazhin or "Tiligent"
- Tatyana Okova
- Valeri Plotnikov
- Valeri Solovtsov as Syomka Zhgut
- Eduard Ioganson as Drunk in the restaurant
- One of the directors of the film, Edward Johanson in a cameo plays a man who tries to get a goat tied to the table to drink.
- In the original version of the script Katka and Syomka's baby dies.