The film tells about a band of demobilized Red Army men and two civilians who cross a Middle Asian desert. They are forced to do battle with superior forces of Basmachi rebels for the dry draw-well.
Commander Ivan Zhuravlyov (as I. Novoseltsev)
Marya Nikolaevna Zhuravlyova (as E. Kuzmina)
Aleksandr Petrovich Postnikov, geologist (as A. Chistyakov)
Colonel Skuratov (as A. Fayt)
Soldier Yusuf Akchurin (as I. Kuznetsov)
Soldier Nikolai Gusiev (as N. Kryuchkov)
Soldier Kuliev (as A. Kuliev)