Sergei Eisenstein’s Ten Days That Shook the World (1928)


Behold Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov’s acclaimed dramatization of the Russian Revolution that unfolded in October of 1917. Commissioned by the Soviet government to commemorate the tenth anniversary of that Revolution, the film was originally released in 1928 as Oktober in the Soviet Union, and later internationally as Ten Days That Shook The World, borrowing from John Reed’s well-known book on the Revolution. Courtesy of, you can watch the film below, and find it in our collection, 4,000+ Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, Documentaries & More.

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