1973, Hayfilm Studio, drama (based on A.Shirvanzade’s novel of the same name), 97min. (2692m), color, wide screen.
Scr. V.Meliksetyan, Dir. L.Vagharshyan, Dir. of Phot. L.Atoyants, Art Dir. A.Shakaryan, Compos. E.Mirzoyan, Sound Yu.Sayadyan, First Asst.Dir. A.Samvelyan, H.Yeghiazaryan, Cam. R.Balasanyan, Cost.Des. G.Manukyan, Set Des. M.Antonyan, Make-up V.Asatryan, Asst.Cam. S.Sargsyan, H.Hovhannisyan, Visual Effects: Cam. L.Atoyants, G.Vargin, Des. H.Hovhannisyan; Edit. R.Yeranyan, Scr.Edit. E.Payazatyan (Payazat), A.Hunanyan, Prod.Manag. A.Melik-Sargsyan.
Cast: Smbat Alimyan – Sos Sargsyan, Mikael Alimyan – K.Jangiryan, Marutkhatyan – B.Nersisyan, Srapion Kasparich – G.Harutyunyan, Shushanik – A.Tumanyan, Zardaryan – V.Marguni, Antonina – I.Azer, kids: Alyosha – Sh.Shahiryan, Musya – N.Shahiryan, father – A.Sherents, Kyazim-Bek – G.Mamedov, Niasamidze – G.Tokhadze, Grisha – K.Janibekyan, Mosiko – K.Yeritsyan, Melkon – L.Sarkisov, Bryantsev – I.Nagavkin, Voskehat – H.Garagash, Ghalumyan – V.Yeghshatyan, Sulyan – Ye.Manaryan, Anush – L.Vardanyan, Marta – A.Papyan, Arshak – G.Ordoyan.
In the episodes: L.Gulyan, M.Gharagyozyan, G.Aslanyan, V.Panoyan, Gen (G.Shahnazaryan), A.Barushnoy, V.Marchenko, A.Bagratuni, Sh.Ghazaryan, A.Aghamiryan, S.Navoyan, V.Smbatyan, S.Hovhannisyan, L.Yeghiazaryan, S.Babayan.
The film takes us back to the end of 19th century in Baku. Markos Alimyan, an outstanding oilman, has bequeathed all his wealth and possessions to his elder son – Smbat. Once honest and decent, Smbat starts in the business, having forgotten all his high-flown aspirations. The young son, a spendthrift and hard drinking Mikayel, changes for the better under the influence of love.