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Reel Number: 221409-05
Year / Date: 1962
TC Begins: 16:54:33
TC Ends: 17:09:15
Pt. 1 of 2 Anti-Communist propaganda film. Gives brief history of Communism. Footage from 1905 to 1960s CU & pan on Berlin Wall. Montage: refugees, different countries & different times, walking on roads; soldiers, crowds cheering Red Square. ?? gives speech; 191? refugees at railroad pushing; CU baby. Corpses in forest. 16:55:42 Globe turning, Title: The Big Picture. CU statue, picture of Marx. Russian troops march, various time periods. Graphic arrows. Signs, German forest & sign; barbed wire, men building fence. 16:57:10 Still: Bernt Luytens (sp?) first killed in escaping. Still w/ hammer & sickle over. Map of world, titles superimposed “Berlin 1961”, "Havana 1959”, “Budapest 1956”, “Coyoacan 1940”, "Kronstadt 1921”, “St Petersburg 1905”. 16:58:20 1905: Tsar Nicholas II at balcony of palace. Workers & peasants. Still, Father Georgy Gapon w/ group & petition read, VO in badly accented English, over crowd outside Winter Palace w/ placards & flags. Staged cossacks thru mud, beating crowd. Stills Czar, Gapon, Lenin. Lenin gesticulating, speaking. Tsar & wife & other dignitaries march; Czar gets on horse. Stills: Czarina & son; Rasputin. 17:00:08 Montage: WW1, trench fighting, bombing. Russian soldiers scratching. Starving children. 17:00:58 March 1917 demonstration, St Petersburg. Troops arrive in trucks, then army cheering w/ protesters. Kerensky speaks (MOS). Political prisoners freed. Faces, speeches, marching, gesturing. Lenin arrives. Trotsky speaks; Kerensky head of provisional government on balcony. Newspapers printed & sold. 17:02:34 Montage: women in uniforms parade. Protest. Lenin speaks (MOS). Workers & soldiers plow field w/ shovels. Lenin speaks. 17:03:10 Monument toppled. Crowds run, storm winter palace (staged?). 17:03:20 Leaflets passed out, Lenin, restless people in street. Red Army marching; old woman makes speech. People in streets, protest election dismissal, still of Lenin superimposed. 17:04:40 Russian Civil War, fight in snow. Troops on horses. Still: Tzar’s family, hammer & sickle overlay. Soldiers arresting; firing squad shoot three men into grave. Lenin w/ cat. Troops in streets. Map of world, Kronstadt 1921 superimposed. Troops in streets. 17:05:59 People w/ corpses. Trotsky in uniform on steps. still of corpse w/ hammer & sickle superimposed. Lenin & Trotsky intercut. Stalin, People’s Commissar of Workers & Peasants Inspection Group, walking w/ others. Stalin at various times. Families beside railroad car. Wheat harvest w/ combines filling trucks. 17:07:42 Headlines re Lenin Stroke; Lenin Dead; Lenin funeral in snow. Stalin, Five Year Plan & montage: men work by railway, move logs, steel pouring, coal on conveyor, mining, factories & smoke, machinery, turbines, agriculture, housing construction, factory worker, freight train runby. (narrator says to Siberia). Cont. Cold War Propaganda; History of USSR; Revolution; Communism; Communists; Socialism; NOTE: Crowd footage not correct as to dates. NOTE: Any continuous 15 minutes of 16:54:33 - 17:23:07 sold at per reel rate.
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