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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)
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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Lev Kuleshov
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Cast

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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Country:

Soviet Union

Release Date:

27 April 1924 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras Extraordinárias de Mister West no País dos Bolcheviques See more »

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Production Co:

Goskino See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Funny Comedy
17 April 1999 | by Andy-296See all my reviews

This film, about a series of adventures an american businessman suffers in Soviet Russia, is unusual for the soviet movies of the 1920s: it's a comedy, and it's very funny at that. It also shows a sympathetic view of americans that is rare in films from the Soviet Union.


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