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In the Claws of the Soviets

The Adventures of the Manufacturer

1926, First Film Studio VUFKU (Odesa), 8 parts / 2,124 m, 76 min

 Panteleimon Sazonov
 Sofiia Levitina
 Fedir Verigo-Darovskii (Veriho-Darovskyi), Heorhii Drobin
Volodymyr Balleziuk
 K. Harin (Volfer, a manufacturer), Leonid Chembarskyi (Krasetskyi, his friend), Bella Biletska (Ryta), A. (O.?) Nikitin, A. Sashyn (Volfer’s servants), Oleksandr Chuverov (a household manager), Dobrodieiev (a doorkeeper), Anton Klymenko (a janitor), Oksana Pidlisna (a maid), Bachynska (a cook), Novytskyi, Volodymyr Uralskyi (coachmen), Vasia Liudvynskyi (Vaska, a boy), A. (?) Olenich-Aleksieieva (his mother), Mykola Kuchynskyi (the father), Miaskovska (the sister), N. Sokolova (a woman merchant), Matvii Liarov (a colonel of the White Army), O. Merlatti (owner of the merry-go-round), V/asyl/ Vasylenko (an officer in a torn overcoat), T. Kochkina (an old woman), T. Ruzhytskyi (Saint Peter in the Paradise), A. (?) Liarova (a lady in the Paradise), B. Honcharov (a fat Turk) 

Day to day, the manufacturer Volfer enjoys his lavish lifestyle. But waking up after another party, he finds out about the October Revolution. It deprives the manufacturer of his life of luxury. Volfer’s mansion, jewellery and excess of clothes are seized. Finally, the manufacturer ends up street sweeping. He escapes to Paris where he barely finds a job in a tent circus.