1934 - USSR: Kirov Lying In State
Dec34 Brief interior shots empty government building - office in the Smolny showing the route of the murderer and the place of Kirov’s death? Montage ship’s funnel, banner portrait of Kirov, teletypist?, printing press; CU newspaper headlines & posters announcing the death of Kirov. Scenes of grieving workers; buying newspapers; protest meeting demanding that Kirov’s murderers be found.
07:02:27 Kirov’s body lying in state; visited by Stalin. Vars scenes of mourners filing past inc. civilians & military; CU guard crying; children saluting body.
07:04:44 Protest meeting demanding that Kirov’s murderers be found - speaker at podium dialogue & narration starts - people remove hats - workers stand in silence - woman addresses meeting.
07:06:32 Pan from Stalin to Kirov’s body. Molotov, Voroshilov, Chubar’ and Zhadanov present. More shots of mourners filing past. Kirov’s widow crying over body & kissing it. R-L pan from Stalin across coffin to Voroshilov.
Russia / USSR 1930s; Funerals; Soviet Communist Party.