Locksmith and Chancellor
Chancellor and Locksmith
First (Odesa) and Second (Yalta) Film Studio
Vladimir Gardin, Olga Preobrazhenskaya
Vladimir Gardin, Vsevolod Pudovkin
Ivan Khudolieiev (the emperor of Nordland), Nikolay Panov (von Turau, a chancellor), N. Tairova (his wife), Vladimir Gardin (Hammer, commercial advisor), Vladimir Maksimov (Frank Frey, a lawyer), Zoia Barantsevych (countess Mitsy), Iona Talanov (Berenberg, adjutant general), Mykola Saltykov (Franz / Max / Stark, a locksmith), Liana Iskritskaia (Anna, a worker), Oleg Frelikh (Leo von Turau, chancellor’s son), Ivan Kapralov (Robert, his brother), Vera Valitskaia (Lora, his wife), Olga Bystritskaya (Anna / Lara ?/, Leo’s mistress), L. Semenov (Netli, chancellor’s secretary), M. Arnazi, Aleksandra Rebikova, Yevhen Hriaznov, Karl Tomskyi, N. (M.?) Popov, Stepan Kuznetsov
Nordland wages war with Galycania. Thousands of workers are mobilised to the front. The state slides into poverty. A revolution is about to happen. To stop the development of the revolutionary movement, the chancellor appoints the demagogue Frank Frey, leader of Social Democrats, as a Minister of Labour. He plays with workers and convinces them of the sacred character of war till final victory, and yet prepares himself to seize the power in the country. With the support of industrial and military leaders, Frey stages a coup, he manages to overthrow the emperor of Nordland. But the people of Nordland headed by their revolutionary leader, the locksmith Franz Stark, make a revolution.
It is a screening of Anatoliy Lunacharsky’s play Chancellor and Locksmith.