Russia Cinema Ukhtomsky the Engine Driver (1926)

Ukhtomsky the Engine Driver (1926)

Directed by Alexei Dmitriyev; camera by Alexander Lemberg; movie poster by Konstantin Vyalov.

Set in December 1905, this is one of the many Soviet historical films on a revolutionary theme. Moscow is in the grip of revolution; Ukhtomsky the engine driver and volunteers from the Moscow-Kazan Railway decide to support the workers. The rebellion is cruelly suppressed and Ukhtomsky decides to drive his train out of encirclement. Betrayed by an agent provocateur, he is shot by the police.

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