Various Stalin material gathered from various sources - some "UN" material and newsreel items.
Compilation of material featuring Joseph Stalin. Reel 1.
i) Documentary about Stalin with a Russian (presumably) commentary.
C/U of three women workers looking at a newspaper featuring a picture of Stalin. C/U of Stalin. Russian woman shakes hands with and embraces Stalin in his office. His colleagues applaud and and Stalin strokes the woman's head. C/U of Stalin sitting at a desk writing. Two women flank him with their arms around his shoulders. A woman wearing a shirt and tie chats informally to Stalin putting her face very close to his and touching his arm. Low angle of a Russian sentry post (?). Various shots of Russian soldiers standing to attention - some with machine guns. Montage featuring soldiers on the march, morse code signals from a warship, an artists impression of Lenin, artillery being fired, soldiers storming a large building (Winter Palace?) - this last section could be from a fiction film rather than actuality footage. Large crowds in the streets wave at the camera. Various artists impressions of Lenin. One image of Lenin and Stalin standing together. C/U of Lenin lying in state with Stalin standing behind him. C/Us of Stalin. Montage of Russian workers using picks to break up dusty earth, quarrying explosions, panning shot of oil derricks (?). C/U of Stalin. Various shots of construction work taking place - a dam. Stalin and colleagues inspect the dam. Various industrial footage: industrial landscapes, interior of foundry, Stalin in discussion with Communist Party colleagues including Trotsky (?). High angle shot of combine harvesters. Montage of Stalin speaking and Russian supporters applauding. Stalin hands a young girl a picture and they shake hands. Molotov (?) in Japan putting on a kimono. Stalin wears Japanese (or could be Thai?) outfit and smokes a pipe. C/U of young female students applauding. The girls have medals attached to their jackets. Audience in a large theatre applaud. C/U of Stalin looking at his adoring crowd. He preens his moustache then makes a speech. Low angle shot of the crowds in the theatre auditorium.
Continued on Film ID 2843.06.