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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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The 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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Porfiri Podobed ...
Mr. John S. West
Boris Barnet ...
Jeddy - the cowboy
Aleksandra Khokhlova ...
Countess von Saks
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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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The 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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As Aventuras Extraordinárias de Mister West no País dos Bolcheviques  »

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Kuleshov at his best
13 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

American ignorance based on stereotypes was in 1924 as big as today. As well as Soviet propaganda. Only this is a very good film, in many respects. Lev Kuleshov at his best. Think at the famous Kuleshov Effect and all that staff, you'll find it in this movie. By the way, Kuleshov was known by his friends as openly pro-American and quietly anti-Soviet (not that it would matter; anyway he passed through the great purges of Stalin by keeping low-key). One of the roles (the chief of crocks) was played by Vsevolod Pudovkin (who also co-signed the scenario). A last hint: in the final scene of military parade, you will see for only one instant the figure of Trotsky (as the film was made in 1924, Stalin was not yet in full control).


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