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The White Eagle

Belyy oryol

Directed by Yakov Protazanov
Soviet Union, 1928


A provincial governor is stricken with guilt after he orders soldiers to open fire on a crowd, an act for which the Czar’s emissary (one of the rare film appearances of famed theater director Vsevolod Meyerhold) arrives to hand him an honor called the “White Eagle.” From a play by Leonid Andreyev.

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The White Eagle Directed by Yakov Protazanov