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The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924)
"Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov" (original title)

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An example of ironic Soviet propagandistic film from the silent era, this film chronicles the adventures of an American, "Mr. West," and his faithful bodyguard and servant Jeddie, as they ... See full summary »

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Porfiri Podobed ...
Mr. John S. West
Boris Barnet ...
Jeddy - the cowboy
Aleksandra Khokhlova ...
Countess von Saks
Vsevolod Pudovkin ...
Shban
Sergey Komarov ...
The One-Eyed Man
Leonid Obolensky ...
The Dandy
Vera Lopatina ...
Ellie - the American girl
G. Kharlampiev ...
Senka Svishch
Pyotr Galadzhev ...
Crook
S. Sletov ...
Crook
V. Latyshevski ...
Crook
Andrei Gorchilin ...
Policeman (as A. Gorchilin)
Vladimir Fogel
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An example of ironic Soviet propagandistic film from the silent era, this film chronicles the adventures of an American, "Mr. West," and his faithful bodyguard and servant Jeddie, as they visit the land of the horrible, evil Bolsheviks. Through various mishaps, Mr. West discovers that the Soviets are actually quite remarkable people, and, by the end of the film, his opinion of them has changed to one of glowing admiration! Written by Mark Toscano <fiddybop@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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27 April 1924 (Soviet Union)  »

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Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov  »

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Bizarrely funny.
14 April 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The adventures of Mr. West in the land of the Bolsheviks is as bizarre and absurd as its title. Most interesting for us Westerners is the stereotypes portrayed of the Bolsheviks and the Americans themselves. Ignorance is universal, I suppose. All in all, the film is rather funny and Kuleshov's use of the Soviet montage techniques popularised by the period is fascinating for any student or fan of film.


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