Stalin fails to appear at October Revolution anniversary parade - is he sick?
Title reads: "THE STALIN MYSTERY".
Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union (USSR).
Various shots of the great military parade at Moscow's Red Square - troops, armoured cars, tanks, artillery, planes flying overhead etc. Vast crowd looking on. Joseph Visarionovich Stalin salutes from dais - library shot, Stalin did not appear to watch parade.
Following sequence is library material - shots taken from the funeral of Mikhail Kalinin.
Stalin walking along road followed by Soviet dignitaries (Nikolai Bulganin, Vyacheslav Molotov, Georgi Malenkov etc.). Several close up shots of Stalin's possible successors - Molotov, Kaganovich, Zdanov, Andreyev, Nikoyan, Vosnesenski. Several close up shots of women looking sad. Close up shot (good) of Beria. Stalin and Malenkov standing, looking sad.
Several good panoramic shots of Moscow. Various shots of the crowd - some good close up shots of the faces. Several close up shots of Stalin smiling and waving. Cut back to the military parade with planes flying overhead.