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The overthrow of the Czar in Petrograd and the period of Kerensky's provisional government and the organized rising of the proletariat in October.

Production dates: Pre-production: 11.1926-3.1927 Production: Leningrad, 13.4.1927-end September 1927 Moscow, 9-11.10.1927 (49 000 metres shot in total) Editing: 24.9.1927-1.1928 Premiere: Leningrad, 20.1.1928 Release: Moscow, 14.3.1928, Moscow, and in 100 screen simultaneously Sound versions: 1928, Edmund Meisel composed accompaniment for screenings in Germany 1967, Grigori Aleksandrov 'restored' a copy and added music from Shostakovich's 11th and 12th symphonies

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