Stachka (1925) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • In Russia's factory region during Czarist rule, there's restlessness and strike planning among workers; management brings in spies and external agents. When a worker hangs himself after being falsely accused of thievery, the workers strike. At first, there's excitement in workers' households and in public places as they develop their demands communally. Then, as the strike drags on and management rejects demands, hunger mounts, as does domestic and civic distress. Provocateurs recruited from the lumpen and in league with the police and the fire department bring problems to the workers; the spies do their dirty work; and, the military arrives to liquidate strikers.

    - Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>
  • Laborers at a locomotive factory go on strike to protest harsh working conditions. Management rejects their demands and decides to break the strike by any means necessary.

    - Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>
  • A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia.

    - Written by Karl Krejci


STRIKE ! An initial title card has a quote from Lenin: At the factory...

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