Herbert Wells's Mistake.. (1977)

Film-document №7974 2 parts, Duration: 0:19:28 to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Lavrova T.

Script writers: Pismannik M.

Operators: Lomakin A., Tumorina R.

Composers: Sevastyanov A.

Anouncers: Kolychev U.


The film is about the meeting of the fantastic writer with Lenin, their talk and the historical resolution of their dispute.

Temporary description

Film on the presence of the English writer HG Wells in Soviet Russia in 1920, 1934 The film is built on the newsreels and photographs. Petrograd 1920 The monument to Peter I. Pass the soldiers and sailors. Queue at the shop. Smolny. Cruiser "Aurora". Consequences of the Civil War and intervention. Hunger. Dislocation. London. Streets. Books HG Wells. The First World War. The train ride British soldiers, war invalids. Ambulances. Demonstrations in defense of British workers in Russia. Stay HG Wells in Petrograd. Consequence of the Civil War. The people on the reconstruction of factories, transport. Elimination of illiteracy. Students, shod in sandals, in the classroom. Old Moscow. Red Square. Kremlin chimes. 1920 Cabinet of Lenin in the Kremlin. Photos. Lenin speaks with G. Wells. HG Wells book "Russia in the Shadows" with notes by Lenin. Electrification of the USSR. Power station in the village of Kashino. Woman in the house extinguish a kerosene lamp. Illuminated Village Kashino. Photos. Lenin and the peasants of the village Kashino. The construction of the Volkhov plant. Rolling mill. Subbotnik. City of Moscow. 1934 Meeting of HG Wells. Streets. Rtr. HG Wells from Academician Pavlov. Gymnastic parade on Red Square.

Reel №1

Newsreel of the 20's:

Report on Petrograd (area are soldiers, a monument to Peter I, St.

Isaac's Cathedral, the soldiers and sailors of rail wagons ammunition train leaves, turn on the street, passers-by) - Various., PNRM. (With motion).

The people working on the restoration of the plant, locomotive repair, ship the wood in the dining room - different., PNRM.

Children at school, adults in the classroom literacy - different., PNRM.

Sacks of grain being loaded on a ship, is a freight train roofs of cars - LS., MS.

People unload books from the car; reading newspapers - LS., MS.

Moscow - a report on the city, the Red Square, the people on the streets - LS., MS.

Newsreel of the 10-20's.:


Reporting in London, the first tram, wheeling airplane; demonstration of workers - different.

I-World War I: British soldiers traveling on the train, there are ambulances, columns are veterans (on crutches) - LS., MS.

Cabinet VI Lenin in the Kremlin - different., PNRM.

Photo: Various photos of city

Wells (including Gorky, in a conversation with VI Lenin) - Various.


Leningrad: stories of the city ("Aurora", a monument to Peter I; Smolny, Book House, Moscow railway station, the house where he lived Gorky Gorky monument) - LS., MS., PNRM.

Books of HG Wells - CU., PNRM.,

Reel №2

Dispatching hall energy "Peace", Moscow, Red Square, Lenin's Mausoleum in turn, report to the city (Kalinin Avenue, the hotel "Russia») - LS., MS., PNRM.

Cabinet VI Lenin in the Kremlin - different., PNRM.

Photo: V. Lenin in the Kremlin, Vladimir Lenin among the peasants of the village of Kashino, W. Churchill, photographs dedicated labor of the Soviet people - different.

Newsreel of the 20's.:

London, parade at the newsstand, people read newspapers - are different., PNRM.

Newsreel 30's.:

The Kremlin, Moscow, reporting on the city (the building of the Bolshoi Theater, st.

Gorky, the movement of motor vehicles) - Various., PNRM.

Meeting at the airport by English writer HG Wells, HG Wells during a visit to the Mausoleum of Lenin, Wells visiting Academician Pavlov - different., PNRM.

Construction of power plants, power plant in Kashino, children read the electric light, the workers in the shop of the plant, rolling mill, working at a volunteer, subway construction, crumbling old buildings on the street named after Gorky harvester in a field, a female tractor driver, spilling grain - different., PNRM.