About Stalin's inner circle who he starts seeing as untrustworthy.

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Credited cast:
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Brown
Virginia Balfour ...
Housekeeper
Colin Blakely ...
Susan Carpenter ...
Seraphima
George A. Cooper ...
Kaganovitch
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Freddie Earlle ...
Mikoyan
Glynn Edwards ...
Vlasek
Bernard Gallagher ...
Vovka
Jane Galloway ...
Svetlana
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Gawn Grainger ...
Zamorsky
Eileen Helsby ...
Nina
Jean Heywood ...
Sopha
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Shapochnikov
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About Stalin's inner circle who he starts seeing as untrustworthy.

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Taking the Red Out of Stalin

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16 June 1983 (UK)  »

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Last film of Colin Blakely. See more »

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Very good satire about autocracy and terror
7 October 1999 | by (Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

In this interesting British movie the inner circle of Stalin is depicted as a kind of absolute monarchs court. Very realistic rendering of an atmosphere of autocracy, distrust and terror.

Abuse of power is rampant. Beria exercises a "jus primae noctis" with all the young ballerinas of the prestigious opera houses. But also the mighty may fall, when the Wise Leader starts to distrust them.

Some keep their faith in the bolshevist creed until the very end. In front of the firing squad a stalwart bolshevist of the first hour exclaims: "Even in the best democracy errors are being made!"


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