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October (Ten Days that Shook the World) ()

Oktyabr (original title)
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In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in... See more »

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Nikolay Popov ...
Kerenskiy
Vasili Nikandrov ...
V.I. Lenin
Layaschenko ...
Konovalov
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chibisov ...
Skobolev
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Terestsenko
Mikholyev ...
Kishkin
Nikolai Padvoisky ...
Bolshevik (as N. Podvoisky)
Smelsky ...
Verderevsky
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German Soldier

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Grigoriy Aleksandrov ... (as G. Aleksandrov)
Sergei M. Eisenstein ... (as S. M. Eisenstein)

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Sergei M. Eisenstein ... (written by) (as S. M. Eisenstein) and
Grigoriy Aleksandrov ... (written by) (as G. Aleksandrov)
 
Boris Agapow ... (intertitles) (as B. Agapov)
 
John Reed ... (book)

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Edmund Meisel
Dmitri Shostakovich

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Eduard Tisse

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Esfir Tobak ... (as E. Tobak)

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E. Kotov ... contributing editor

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A. Alekseev
Vasili Kovrigin

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Mikhail Gomorov ... assistant director (as M. Gomorov)
Maksim Shtraukh ... assistant director (as M. Shtraukh)
Ilya Trauberg ... assistant director (as I. Trauberg)

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V. Babushkin ... sound
V. Ladygin ... sound

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Viktor Maslennikov ... camera operator (as V. Maslennikov)
Vladimir Nilsen ... assistant camera
Vladimir Popov ... assistant camera

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A. Kholodilin ... music consultant
Frank Strobel ... conductor

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I. Mints ... consulting professor
Nikolai Padvoisky ... commissioner (as N.I. Podvoiski)

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Plot Summary

In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in November of that year. Lenin returns in April. In July, counter-revolutionaries put down a spontaneous revolt, and Lenin's arrest is ordered. By late October, the Bolsheviks are ready to strike: ten days will shake the world. While the Mensheviks vacillate, an advance guard infiltrates the palace. Anatov-Oveyenko leads the attack and signs the proclamation dissolving the provisional government. Written by

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Also Known As
  • Октябрь (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (United States)
  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (World-wide, English title)
  • October 1917 (Ten Days that Shook the World) (United Kingdom)
  • Octobre (France)
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  • 142 min
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Trivia The filming of the assault on the Winter Palace required 11,000 extras, and the lighting needs left the rest of the city blacked out. See more »
Goofs The Bolshevik revolutionary killed by the mob can be seen blinking his eyes after dead. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Ten Days That Shook the World (1967). See more »
Crazy Credits Only under the iron leadership of the Communist Party can the victory of the masses be secured. See more »
Quotes Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin): We have the right to be proud that to us fell the good fortune of beginning the building of the Soviet State and, by doing so, opening a new chapter in the history of the world.
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