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ⓘ His Excellency, 1928 film. His Excellency is a 1928 Soviet drama film directed by Grigori Roshal. It was released in the United States under the name, Seeds of ..




His Excellency (1928 film)
                                     

ⓘ His Excellency (1928 film)

His Excellency is a 1928 Soviet drama film directed by Grigori Roshal. It was released in the United States under the name, "Seeds of Freedom." The film is based on real events. On May 5, 1902, shoemaker-laborer Hirsh Lekert, a member of the Jewish party Bund, attempted to murder the governor of Vilnius, Victor von Wahl.

                                     

1. Plot

On the eve of May 1 leaflets turn up in the city with the appeal to support the May Day demonstration of Vilnius workers. Cossacks disperse the May Day workers march killing some and arresting others. Among the dead and arrested are Jewish laborers. Fearing riots, the Jewish bourgeois elite send their representatives to the governor with the request that he punish only the prisoners, and not the rest of the Jewish population. The governor agrees; he orders those who were arrested to be flogged. Hirsh Lekert, a cobbler, is outraged and proposes killing the governor. Despite advice from revolutionary friends one intertitle states that "six shots do not make a revolution", he shoots the governor and kills him. Lekert is arrested and sentenced to death.

                                     

2. Behind the Scenes

The film is notable in that star Leonidov played two important roles, Governor Victor von Wahl and the "Old Rabbi." He is both sides of the split face on the poster.

                                     

3. Cast

  • Yuly Untershlak as Hirsch Lekkert
  • Leonid Leonidov as Governor von Wahl and "Old Rabbi"
  • Tamara Adelheim as Rivele
  • Nikolay Cherkasov as the tall clown
  • Abraham Grinfeld as Layser, the rabbi
  • A. Nenyukov as Pyotr
  • Maria Sinelnikova as Miriam, the rabbis adoptive daughter
  • Igor Doronin
  • Mariya Dobrova as Circus Star
  • Mikhail Rostovtsev as the short clown
  • Aleksandr Sandel as Factory Owner Spiess
                                     
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