Cinema: Liquidated

In 1924, the Soviet motion-picture industry passed at one stride from making crude propaganda shorts to making cine-masterpieces. Three great directors came up: Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Alexander Dovzhenko. They and others soon produced such silent film classics as Potemkin, The End of St. Petersburg, Ten Days That Shook the World, and one magnificent documentary film, A Shanghai Document. News of these movie marvels began to leak into the outside world, and business-minded Bolsheviks jumped at the chance to make propaganda and money at once. To distribute Soviet pictures in the U. S. they set up a U. S. company, called...

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