Cinema, Also Showing Apr. 14, 1947

Ivan the Terrible (Artkino) is Part I of a three-part biography of Russia's first Czar (1530-84). It was written and directed by Sergei Eisenstein, one of the few men of genius who have made moving pictures. It is a great change and, many critics will feel, a great comedown from Eisenstein's early films, Potemkin, Ten Days That Shook the World, Old & New. Nonetheless it is obviously, and in every frame, the work of a great creative intelligence.

Ivan is the story of a ruler whose passion was to extend and unify a...

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