By the Bluest of Seas
By the Bluest of Seas is a 1936 Soviet romantic comedy film by Russian director Boris Barnet. It is his second sound feature. Starring Yelena Kuzmina, Nikolai Kryuchkov, and Lev Sverdlin, the story centers on a love triangle between two castaways and a woman from a collective farm on a Soviet Azerbaijani island in the Caspian Sea.
After their ship is capsized by a storm in the Caspian Sea, sailor Yussuf and mechanic Alyosha cling to the wreckage. On their third day adrift, the castaways are rescued by fishermen. Taken to a nearby island off the coast of Soviet Azerbaijan, Yussuf and Alyosha are welcomed into the local Lights of Communism collective farm. The two men are smitten by a woman named Mariya. As Alyosha explores the island, he separates from his friend and happens across Mariya alone. Introducing themselves, each is in for a surprise. Mariya is, in fact, a leader of the collective. She is delighted to learn of Alyosha's profession, as all of the island's mechanics have left to serve in the Pacific Fleet. In their absence, Mariya had feared that the collective's fishing operations would have been disrupted. Alyosha promises to stay for the entire season, and going off to inspect a motor boat together, the two engage in flirtatious behavior. However, Yussuf soon joins the pair and grows jealous.
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