LENIN IN OCTOBER
by Mikhail Romm (Lenin v oktyabre, URSS, 1937, 1h48, vostf)
starring Boris Chtchoukine, Nikolaï Okhlopkov, Vassili Vanine
October 1917. Lenin returns to Petrograd clandestinely to prepare a coup d’état. The provisional government attempts to arrest him, but he manages to escape with the help of the worker Vassili. A paid killer is then hired to eliminate him. Meanwhile, in spite of opposition, insurrection is being planned within the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party.