Only mildly propagandistic, the Russian A Big Family is capable of entertaining even the most entrenched of anti-communists. The title refers to the workers dedicated to the betterment of Russia's ship-building industry. The bulk of the storyline is carried by an amorous young ship-welder, who does the Right Thing when his girlfriend becomes pregnant. The villain is the manager of the workers' fraternal club, who absconds with the club's fund (the capitalist cad!) One of the more surprising aspects of A Big Family (especially considering its vintage) is the satirical character of a "dedicated" commissar who nonetheless succumbs to Western influence by purchasing two cars (gasp!)
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