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WHITE EAGLE (BYELYY ORYOL) (1928) * with switchable English subtitles *

Yakov Protazanov, Vasili Kachalov, Anna Sten and Vsevolod Meyerhold
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Lash of the Czar was one of several English-language titles for the Russian film Belyi Orel. The film was based on The Governor, a play by Leonid Andreyev.  V.I. Kachalov plays the governor of a small Russian province who tries to treat the people under his authority with kindness and equanimity.  But when a local factory goes on strike, the governor buckles under to pressure from the Czar and orders the wholesale slaughter of the strikers.  He pays for this betrayal of his trust with his life -- at the hands of a disgruntled Czarist spy.  Anna Sten, who in 1934 was brought to the U.S. as Sam Goldwyn's "answer" to Greta Garbo, appears as the governor's wife.
 

DVD-R IS SILENT WITH RUSSIAN INTERTITLES AND SWITCHABLE ENGLISH SUBTITLES. LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  68 mins