Alyosha Peshkov comes to Kazan to study. The university for him was an unrealizable dream, it was necessary to look for work, to live without haven. Young Peshkov’s thoughts about life are as heavy as his life. In a minute of despair he is bent on making away with himself…

My Universities (1939) movie

Genres: Biography, Drama
Production Co: Soyuzdetfilm

Directed by Mark Donskoy
Writing Credits: Maxim Gorky (autobiography), Mark Donskoy, Ilya Gruzdev
Music by Lev Shvarts
Cinematography by Pyotr Yermolov
Set Decoration by Ivan Stepanov

Nikolai Valbert as Aleksei Pechkov (Gorky)
Stepan Kayukov as Semenov
Nikolai Dorokhin as Chatunov
Nikolai Plotnikov as Nikiforytch
Lev Sverdlin as The Guardian
Daniil Sagal as Pletnev
Mikhail Povolotsky as The Student
Pavel Shpringfeld as Gratchik
Vladimir Maruta as Romas
K. Zubkov as The Beard Baker
A. Smolko as Pacha the gipsy
Valentina Dancheva as The Woman
Irina Fedotova as Macha
Pavel Dozhdev as Yacha
Mikhail Troyanovsky as Professor Studentsky
Aleksandr Gruzinsky as Kuzin



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