The Battleship Potemkin

Rated NR 67 minutes 1925

When they are fed rancid meat, the sailors on the Potemkin revolt against their harsh conditions. Led by Vakulinchuk (Aleksandr Antonov), the sailors kill the officers of the ship to gain their freedom. Vakulinchuk is also killed, and the people of Odessa honor him as a symbol of revolution. Tsarist soldiers arrive and massacre the civilians to quell the uprising. A squadron of ships is sent to overthrow the Potemkin, but the ships side with the revolt and refuse to attack.

Film Credits

Director: Grigori Aleksandrov and Sergei M. Eisenstein

Writer: Nina Agadzhanova, Nikolai Aseyev, Sergei M. Eisenstein and Sergei Tretyakov

Producer: Jacob Bliokh

Cast: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky, Grigori Aleksandrov, Mikhail Gomorov, Repnikova, Marusov, Sergei Eisenstein, Alexander Lyovshin, Beatrice Vitoldi, Konstantin Feldman, Protopopov, Korobei, Yulia Eisenstein and Prokopenko

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