Two Soldiers (1943 film)

Two Soldiers or Two Warriors (Russian: Два бойца, Dva boitsa) is a 1943 war film made in Tashkent (where the Soviet cinema industry had been evacuated) at the height of the Great Patriotic War. The film stars Boris Andreyev and Mark Bernes as two war buddies.[1] The "beautiful" film was directed by Leonid Lukov.[2]

Two Soldiers
Directed byLeonid Lukov
Written byYevgeni Gabrilovich
Lev Slavin (novel)
StarringBoris Andreyev
Mark Bernes
Music byNikita Bogoslovsky
CinematographyAleksandr Gintsburg
Release date
6 October 1943
Running time
80 minutes
CountrySoviet Union

The movie features two of Nikita Bogoslovsky's most famous songs, Dark Is the Night and Boatfuls of Mullet. Both were performed by Mark Bernes. His warm and sincere delivery of Dark Is the Night won the sympathy of millions of Soviet people, catapulting Bernes into enduring fame.[3]


  2. Smorodinskaya, Tatiana; Evans-Romaine, Karen; Goscilo, Helena, eds. (2013). Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Russian Culture. Routledge. p. 205. ISBN 978-1-136-78785-0.
  3. Tatiana Egorova. Soviet Film Music. Routledge, 1997. ISBN 9783718659111. Page 79.

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