Three Men in a Boat (1979 film)

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) (Russian: Трое в лодке, не считая собаки, romanized: Troe v lodke, ne schitaya sobaki) is a 1979 Soviet two-part musical-comedy miniseries directed by Naum Birman and based on the eponymous novel by Jerome K. Jerome.[1][2]

Three Men in a Boat
Directed byNaum Birman
Written bySemyon Lungin
StarringAndrei Mironov
Alexander Schirvindt
Mikhail Derzhavin
Music byAlexander Kolker
CinematographyGenrikh Marandzhan
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
127 min.
CountrySoviet Union


Three friends: J, Harris and George, tired of idleness and wanting to correct their ill health, decide to go on a boat trip along the Thames. Together they take the fox terrier Montmorency. Before their journey, they agree to travel without females. But almost immediately on the road they meet three women going the same way as themselves: Anne, Emily and Patricia. First, the heroes try to keep their agreement, but then fall in love with these women and the women fall in love back with them. In the finale they are already three couples in love.

In the final episode of the film it is understood that Jerome K. Jerome invented his friends and the whole story from loneliness.


  • Andrei Mironov - Jerome K. Jerome / J. / Mrs. Baikli (1 series) / Uncle Podger (ibid.) / Innkeeper (2 series) / visitor to the inn (ibid.)
  • Alexander Schirvindt - Sir Samuel William Harris
  • Mikhail Derzhavin - George (voiced by Igor Efimov)
  • Larisa Golubkina - Anne
  • Alina Pokrovskaya - Emily
  • Irina Mazurkiewicz - Patricia
  • Zinovy Gerdt - the gravedigger (1 series)
  • Nikolai Boyarsky - 1st Grenadier (ibid.)
  • Grigory Shpigel - 2nd Grenadier (ibid.)
  • Yuri Katin-Yartsev - 3rd Grenadier (ibid.)
  • Anna Lisyanskaya - the hostess of the salon, whom the performance of comic songs leaves without guests (ibid.)
  • George Shtil - mustachioed captain
  • Tatyana Pelttser - Mrs. Poppits, the landlady
  • Fox Terriers "Duke" and "Sin" - Montmorency


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