Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery in Moscow.
Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union (USSR, Russian Federation).
MS. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery in Russian fur coat and hat with Soviet leader Joseph Visarionovich Stalin, standing, posing for cameras in Kremlin. Monty waves to someone off screen to join them, Marshal Vassilevsky appears and joins them. Viacheslav Molotov comes and joins them. Sir Maurice Peterson also joins them. Long shot of the magnificent room in Kremlin. Monty leaving car with escort of several Red Army officers on his arrival to Moscow Military Academy. Close up shot of the sign over door in Russian reading 'Military Academy'. Long exterior shot of the building. Exterior shot of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow. Various shots of Monty inside, climbing stairs, shaking hands with Marshal Vassilevsky, Marshal Koniev, Marshal Sokolovsky and Sir Maurice Peterson. They chat for a while then go to their box. Several shots of the military men in the box. Curtains draws and the couple of ballet dancers appear. Various shots of the performance of the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev with Mikhail Gabovitch and Galina Ulianova (Ulanova) on stage. Car driving through snowbound Moscow. LS. Monty and escort leaving Uspensky Cathedral. Various shots of Monty in Russian fur coat and fur hat at Moscow airport being given farewell party. Marshals Vassilevsky and Sir Maurice Peterson are there. Several good shots of Monty and Stalin in Kremlin. Intertitle in Russian reads ' 'At the Kremlin -10th January 1947'. Various shots of Monty at Moscow airport inspecting Guard of Honour, saying goodbye to various officers and entering plane to leave. Plane taxiing and taking off as the officers wave from the tarmac. Plane in flight. British and Russian flags flying. Follow the end credits then several more shots of Monty at the airport on departure, inspecting the Guard of Honour, Saluting as the national anthems are played and looking at the newspaper clip with photograph of him and Stalin at the Kremlin. and saying goodbye to the Russians. Several shots of magnificent Moscow buildings.
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Information found in the old record - Cuts 47/11. Russian voiceover.