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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