• Short Summary

    A short film announcing Stalin's death and reaction in Hungary.

  • Description

    Moscow & Various locations across Hungary and USSR (Soviet Union, Russia).

    Hungarian title.

    Night shots of Moscow - Kremlin floodlit and some other buildings seen. Portrait of Josif Visarionovich Stalin - his death has been announced. CU. People in mourning, raising caps, crying etc. LS. Mourning flags flying, one being hoisted at Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest. Hungarians reading newspapers. Stalin being embraced by wife, signing papers and talking with young girl. Miners pay tribute at pit head.

    Pan over large industrial area. People placing flowers at base of Stalin's bust in Stalingrad. Large crowds of workers paying tribute to Stalin on building site. A man addressing the workers. They remove their hats. Comrade Krizsan addressing workers in Hungarian - natural sound.

    Large portrait of Stalin on stage. Hungarian peasant leader addressing meeting and paying tribute - natural sound (in Hungarian). Peasants listening, mostly women and young girls. Various shots of the Hungarian officers addressing the troops.

    Bolsheviks marching during the revolution of 1917. Cruiser Aurora guns firing to signal start of revolution. Staged shots of the revolution - storming the Winter Palace (scenes from October). Painting depicting the revolution.

    Shots of Stalin paying respects to Lenin on deathbed. Several shots of the embalmed Lenin's face juxtaposed with close up shot of Stalin's face.

    Demolition in progress. Pan over Russian oil fields. A Young Stalin in army uniform. Stalin at the construct on of the Dnieper dam - oddly, Marshal Zhukov is with him. CU. Water rushing from dam - Stalin watches. Good shots of Russian heavy industry. MS. Stalin with Ordzonikidze, Kalinin, Voroshilov, Kuibishev and Kyrov.

    Three combine harvesters working. Stalin with the peasants. Stalin and Molotov wearing Chinese style silk kimonos - could be visit to China or one of the Far Eastern Soviet republics. Stalin addressing the Supreme Soviet of the USSR in 1937 - natural sound (speaking in Russian). He speaks about the duties of the peoples of Soviet Republics to follow the Lenin's work and to destroy enemy and dangers of the society and become prosperous and happy.

    Item has Hungarian voiceover.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:11:46:00
    UN 2831 A

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