A biographical film, in English throughout, telling the story of film director Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948) from his childhood in Riga, Latvia to receiving the ‘Stalin Prize’ in Moscow. Based on his own writings, the film uses actual film clips of Eisenstein at various points of his life as well as photographs, illustrations and archival film of a variety of locations around the world. Eisenstein’s talent as a satirical cartoonist and later an artist is particularly highlighted with many photographs of his work. There is a detailed account of Eisenstein’s world tour during which time he met and worked with other leading film-makers, writers and personalities including Einstein, James Joyce, D. W. Griffith and Walt Disney.
Director: Gian Carlo Bertelli.
Stars: Edmund Lowe, Evelyn Brent, Constance Cummings, Don Dillaway, Douglas Haig, Dorothy Peterson, Bradley Page, Nat Pendleton, Dwight Frye, Wallis Clark, Clarence Muse.
All credits for this upload go to my dear friend Steve who was able to borrow this on VHS from his local library and then digitized it so that we can all enjoy it here. Thanks a lot, Steve.