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Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov (1924)

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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Porfiri Podobed ...
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Jeddy - the cowboy
Aleksandra Khokhlova ...
Countess von Saks
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Shban
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The One-Eyed Man
Leonid Obolensky ...
The Dandy
Vera Lopatina ...
Ellie - the American girl
G. Kharlampiev ...
Senka Svishch
Pyotr Galadzhev ...
Crook
S. Sletov ...
Crook
Viktor Latyshevskiy ...
Crook (as V. Latyshevski)
Andrei Gorchilin ...
Policeman (as A. Gorchilin)
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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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An absolute delight!
30 October 2002 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I think that some people have somewhat missed the point about the "stereotypes" portrayed in this film as it is clearly meant to be very tongue-in-cheek.

The social history on view here is wonderful and the humour and action a real eye-opener considering the bad press that Russia has tended to get over the past 100 years. The acting was a delight, especially by the lead "baddy" and the "countess" ... what teeth!

I would heartily recommend this film to everyone, especially when shown with a live accompaniment!


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