The New Pictures, Jun. 28, 1943

The Russian Story (Artlino) gives such U.S. audiences as can get to it* a chance to see several great episodes from the ill-distributed Soviet film masterpieces of the past two decades. They are, however, grossly mulled & mauled into an attempted movie history of Russia. The history is propagandists and sketchy (one notable omission is Napoleon) and the end result is a considerable cinematic crime.

The picture was flung together in the U.S. with the blessing of the National Council for American Soviet Friendship. A flatulent commentary with lines like "Fly, you banners—there...

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