SKU 6437

LENIN IN OCTOBER (1937) * with switchable English subtitles *

Boris Shchukin as Vladimir Lenin Nikolay Okhlopkov as Vasily, bolshevik and Lenin's bodyguard Vasili Vanin as Matveyev, bolshevik Vladimir Pokrovsky as Felix Dzerzhinsky Nikolai Arsky as Blinov, worker Yelena Shatrova as Anna Mikhailovna Klavdiya Korobova as Natasha, Vasily's wife Nikolai Svobodin as Valerian Rutkovsky, the Social Revolutionary Viktor Ganshin as Zhukov, the Menshevik Vladimir Vladislavsky as Karnaukhov Aleksandr Kovalevsky as Alexander Kerensky Nikolai Sokolov as Mikhail Rodzianko Nikolai Chaplygin as Kirilin Ivan Lagutin as Filimonov Directed by Mikhail Romm Dmitri Vasilyev Written by Aleksei Kapler Starring Boris Shchukin Nikolay Okhlopkov Vasili Vanin Music by Anatoly Alexandrov Production company Mosfilm

The events of the October Revolution of 1917, and the role of Lenin in organizing the rebellion of the Bolsheviks, is shown in this "historical" film, which Stalin demanded be rushed together in time for the 20th anniversary of their assumption of power. In Petrograd, there is unrest among the workers, who seem to have been left to their sad fate by the Provisional Government. Lenin secretly arrives at Petrograd rail station and is sneaked through a military cordon looking for him by a bodyguard - the worker Vasiliy. Soon, an underground meeting of the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party begins, where an uprising is prepared. 

DVD-R is in Russian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 97 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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