A film about the life and work of the writer A. Fadeev. Film director S. Gerasimov speaking. A. Fadeev's office. Photos. Far Eastern landscape. Valley of the lotuses. Forest. Vladivostok city. Intervention. The Japanese in the Far East. Partisans. Kronstadt mutiny. Old Moscow. Rostov-on-Don. Fragments from the feature film "The Defeat". The book "Defeat". Newsreel. I Congress of Soviet Writers in the Column Hall of the House of Unions in Moscow. Among those present: A. Fadeev, A. Tolstoy, S. Mikhalkov, L. Kassil and others. AM Gorky speaking. Chronicle. The Great Patriotic War. The plane is dropping bombs. Women and children are crying. The siege of Leningrad. A. Fadeev among the front-line soldiers. By B. Polevoy. The city of Krasnodon. Station. Photos of the Young Guard. Fadeev at his desk in his study. Fragments from the feature film "Young Guard" with I. Makarova. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the birth of A. Fadeev. A. Fadeev is speaking. Present: A. Tvardovsky, N. S. Tikhonov, L. Leonov, N. Hikmet, I. Makarova, N.V. Mordyukova and others. Hospital. K. Simonov reports.