Potomok Chingis-khan (Storm over Asia). 1928. USSR. Directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin. Screenplay by Osip Brik, based on the story by I. Novokshonov. With Boris Barnet, Valeri Inkizhinov, Ann Sudakevich. 35mm. Silent, with musical accompaniment. English main and intertitles. Approx. 74 min.
Though this film was not actually included in Iris Barry’s 1935 programs, she notes the following in the text supporting Series VII, Program 4: “When Pudovkin was four his family moved to Moscow, where all his schooling took place. He said he took no interest in the silly cinema until Kuleshov, whom he met in 1920, took him to see Intolerance. In 1920 the First State School of Cinematography was opened by the Commissariat of Education under the direction of Vladimir Gardin. Pudovkin joined the school and became whole-heartedly absorbed in his new studies.” Observing the editing in Storm over Asia, Barry calls it a “technical tour-de-force.”