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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)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 27 April 1924 (Soviet Union)
Experience the chronicle adventures of Mr. West and his faithful bodyguard and servant Jeddie, as they visit the land of the horrible and evil Bolsheviks.

Director:

Lev Kuleshov
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Cast overview:
Porfiri Podobed ... Mr. John S. West
Boris Barnet ... Jeddy - the cowboy
Aleksandra Khokhlova ... Countess von Saks
Vsevolod Pudovkin ... Shban
Sergey Komarov ... The One-Eyed Man
Leonid Obolensky ... The Dandy
Vera Lopatina Vera Lopatina ... Ellie - the American girl
G. Kharlampiev G. Kharlampiev ... Senka Svishch
Pyotr Galadzhev Pyotr Galadzhev ... Crook
S. Sletov S. Sletov ... Crook
Viktor Latyshevskiy Viktor Latyshevskiy ... Crook (as V. Latyshevski)
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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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An extraordinary movie from the land of bolsheviks...
16 October 2002 | by LE020See all my reviews

This is truly an extraordinary film, even for the Golden age of the Soviet cinema. Documentary footage alone guarantees this film a niche in history (Church of Christ the Savior before its demolition, parade). Kuleshov's masterful montage should surprise no one, since the term "Kuleshov effect" wasn't coined out of thin air. Acting is superb, especially by Khokhlova and Vsevolod Pudovkin, himself at that time only a few years away from directorial fame and immortality. The flaws of the film are minor, and are a norm for the films of the time. The strengths are enormous, and make it a true masterpiece.


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Country:

Soviet Union

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Release Date:

27 April 1924 (Soviet Union) See more »

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Goskino See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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