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Movie "The Caucasian Prisoner" 40 years

April 6 2007

Forty years have seen since then, as the screens went film by Leonid Gaidai 'Prisoner of the Caucasus ". In 1967, the band quickly became a leader in the rental: for the first nine months of Comedy looked 76.54 million Soviet people.

In April, the same is 80 years since the birth of Eugene Morgunova and 90 years since the birth of George Vitsin. Vladimir Zuckerman, founder of the museum of the three actors talk about how to create a trinity. He knows about them all, because a friend of artists.

Zuckerman says: "Time of Birth trio recorded to the nearest minute. December 27, 1960 in 17 hours 30 minutes artistic council Mosfilm approved implementing a short film directed by Leonid Gaidai" Dog Mongrel and unusual cross. "Coward came into the picture at once. Vitsin been filmed in Gaidai in "Bridegroom from the world."

On the dunce trying different comedians, such as Sergei Filippov. Nikulin no makeup. Only glued eyelashes, and he blinked them helplessly. Hayday, seeing him, said: "Everything! Dunce search do not have to."

The role was intended for Byvaly Ivan Lyubeznovu. He did not want to run from the dog. Ivan Pyr'ev proposed Morgunova. So cheerful trio got on the movie screen and immediately became popularly beloved. Total was shot several pictures with the jolly trio: "Dog Mongrel and unusual cross", "Bootleggers," "Operation Y" and "Prisoner of the Caucasus." But the trio disbanded at the peak of glory.

"Nikulin did not really want to act in the captive, - says Zuckerman. - Scenario, in his opinion, was boring, and indeed the Trinity - the repetition. Hayday jokingly threatened to call a friend on the Party committee at Mosfilm." And I have a party committee into a circus, "- said Nikulin. It is clear to him becoming the main circus. Hayday But nevertheless persuaded. He promised that this would be the last picture of the Trinity." Hayday kept his word, and the film was the last, says Zuckerman.

Morgunov was the only one of the trio, who did not want to collapse and he wrote the script. But, according to Zuckerman, the conflict started more conflicts in "Barboza. In the captive are hard to chase scenes. Gaidai was nervous: "Not funny!" The atmosphere was tense. In the morning always went to view the material filmed during the day on which they would not let anyone, even their wives - there is just resting his wife Vitsin and Nikulin.

Now the museum headquarters Zuckerman for more than 15 thousand items related to their names, including dummy Nikulin in full growth in its true clown suit, hat, shoes, autographed on the soles: shoes my, that's for sure! My Left favorite shoes! Yuri Nikulin, the 85 th year. "

Rumors that actor trio broke up because of the scandal Morgunova Nikulin, Zuckerman denied. "At that time, the relationship they were good. The cat ran between them in recent years. Probably hurt was Morgunova that Nikulin gave the State Prize, and they do not have to Vitsin. That said, in an interview with your" Komsomolskaya Pravda ", which went into Nikulin Ministry of Culture, begging for a prize, but it was not true. A Nikulin responded in another newspaper. Morgunov was wrong, but it can be justified. He had diabetes.

"But all this is the case of bygone days. The main thing is with us still pictures with superb trio, which will long to please a million", - concluded Zuckerman.

Yury Nikulin, died Aug. 21, 1997. Eugene Morgunov died June 25, 1999. George Vitsin was the last of the trio of actors - he died on October 22, 2001 after a serious illness. Tells

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