Three Russian Girls

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Three Russian Girls
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Directed by Fedor Ozep
Henry S. Kesler
Produced byR-F Productions
Gregor Rabinovitch
Written by Maurice Clark
Dan James
Starring Anna Sten
Kent Smith
Mimi Forsythe
Music by W. Franke Harling
Cinematography John J. Mescall
Edited by Albrecht Joseph
Gregg C. Tallas
Sam Winston
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • December 30, 1943 (1943-12-30)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States

Three Russian Girls (also known as She Who Dares) is a 1943 American World War II pro-Soviet propaganda film produced by R-F Productions and distributed by United Artists. It followed in the footsteps of Mission to Moscow (1943). It was nominated for an Oscar in 1945 for best musical score. It stars Anna Sten.



The film depicts the life of a group of volunteer nurses for the Red Cross in 1941. Anna Sten portrays a Russian nurse, Natasha, who is one of the volunteers taking care of the Allied soldiers near Stalingrad. As part of her job, she takes care of a newly-arrived American flier John Hill, interpreted by Kent Smith. Even though Natasha is betrothed to Sergei Korovin, she starts to fall in love with the American under her care. When the enemy´s forces attack the hospital, the patients and the crew are ordered to evacuate the battleground. Given that there are not enough vehicles, Natasha, John, and other wounded men stay behind waiting to be rescued. [1]


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