Lenin in October

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Lenin in October
Directed by Mikhail Romm
Dmitriy Vasilev
Written by Aleksei Kapler
Starring Boris Shchukin
Nikolai Okhlopkov
Vasili Vanin
Music by Anatoli Aleksandrov
Cinematography Boris Volchek
Edited by Tatyana Likhachyova
Release dates
7 November 1937
Running time
108 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Lenin in October (Russian:Lenin v oktyabre) is a 1937 Soviet drama film directed by Mikhail Romm and Dmitriy Vasilev and starring Boris Shchukin, Nikolai Okhlopkov and Vasili Vanin.[1] Made as a propaganda work by the Communist-controlled Mosfilm studio, it portrays the activities of Lenin at the time of the October Revolution. Josef Stalin was given a more prominent role in the film than he actually played in real life events of the time.

The film's art direction was by Boris Dubrovsky-Eshke and Nikolai Solovyov.



  1. Rollberg p.499


  • Rollberg, Peter. Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2008.

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