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Lenin in October (1937)

Lenin v oktyabre (original title)
Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 1 April 1938 (USA)
The movie about events of October revolution of 1917 and Lenin's role in the organization of revolt of Bolsheviks.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Boris Shchukin ...
Nikolai Okhlopkov ...
Vasili Vanin ...
Factory Foreman Matveyev
Nikolai Svobodin ...
Rutkovsky, the Social Revoluti0nary
Vadim Ganshin ...
Zhukov, the Menshevik
Yelena Shatrova ...
Anna Mikhailovna
Nikolai Arsky ...
Blinov, worker (as N. Arsky)
Ivan Lagutin ...
Unidentified Character [Credits name: Filep]
A. Kovalevsky ...
Nikolai Sokolov ...
Mikhail Vladimir Rodzyanko
Nikolai Chaplygin ...
Vladimir Vladislavskiy ...
Karnayukhov (as V. Vladislavsky)
Klavdiya Korobova ...
Natasha, Vasily's wife (as K. Korobova)
Semyon Goldshtab ...
Vladimir Pokrovskiy ...
Dzerzhinsky (as V. Pokrovsky)


The movie about events of October revolution of 1917 and Lenin's role in the organization of revolt of Bolsheviks.

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An interesting time capsule showing Lenin as his followers saw him
23 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A sympathetic, human Lenin presents himself in this movie that has the feel of a Marx Brothers offering without the zaniness. Made a year before most of the characters would have been wiped out in the 1938 purge ending the lives of Bukharin, Rykov and Tomsky, Stalin's malevolent presence is promoted. It was interesting to see a version of this released post Kruschev's deStalinisation speech where a huge soldier would be placed on screen to cover up the offending dictator and perverter of Lenin's mission. Today Lenin looks incongruous as he cracks jokes, hugs male revolutionaries and gets on his hands and knees on the floor plotting mayhem. Boris Shchukin looks uncannily like the Great Man, as does other characters such as a young rakish Stalin and Kerensky. www.tracesofevil.blogspot.com

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