“Lullaby” from the cult Soviet film “Circus”
The plot of this film, perhaps, everyone remembers. And the moment when the audience and circus workers passed a dark-skinned boy to each other and sang him a lullaby. “Lullaby” from the movie “Circus” impermissibly for that time copied the motives of the forbidden American Blues. And yet the Soviet people fell in love with it.
Lyubov Orlova in this film is simply incomparable. After the Circus, she became the first Soviet movie star-finally and irrevocably. For a long time, there was a legend that at one of the Kremlin receptions, Stalin said to Alexandrov: “if you offend her, we will shoot you.” And in 1937, such a joke could easily become a reality.