Bennie the Howl 1926

 

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The seamy Jewish underworld of Odessa is the setting for Isaac Babel’s story based on the life of gangster king Mishka Yaponchik “Mike the Jap” Vinnitsky. Murder is a way of life for Benya and his gang until he finds himself ensnared in a Bolshevik trap.

Genre: Drama, Silent film Directed by Vladimir Vilner

Writing Credits: Isaak Babel (book)

Cast:
Matvei Lyarov as Mendel Krik
Yuri Shumsky as Benya Krik – Mendel’s son
Nikolai Nademsky as Kol’ka Pakovski
Ivan Zamychkovsky as Gleczik – the policeman
Sergei Minin as Sobkov – the comissar
A. Goricheva
A. Vabnik
Teodor Brainin as Liovka Byk
Georgi Astafyev
A. Sashin as Savka
M. Smolensky
O. Merlatti
Ye. Lepkovsky as Tartakovski
Leonid Barbe as Muginstein – Tartakovski’s clerk
Anastasiya Kozhevnikova
Ivan Sizov as Kochetkov – Sobkov’s assistant

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Author: Old Boy

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