An example of ironic Soviet propagandistic film from the silent era, this film chronicles the adventures of an American, “Mr. West,” and his faithful bodyguard and servant Jeddie, as they visit the land of the horrible, evil Bolsheviks.
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the BolsheviksDirected byLev Kuleshov
The first film produced by Lev Kuleshov's Cine-lab, THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF MR. WEST IN THE LAND OF THE BOLSHEVIKS is an occasionally goofy but mostly wry comedy about a hapless American tourist who expects to find barbarians in Socialist Russia, where he is taken advantage of by a group of disgraced nobility out for money. A bit of heavy handed propaganda at the end doesn't negate its naive charm.