Fun Size Review: The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924)

Lev Kuleshov showcased his filmmaking theories in this broad comedy lampooning a patriotic American on a fact finding tour of the Soviet Union. Aleksandra Khokhlova and Boris Barnet (both future directors in their own right) steal the show as a con woman and a cowboy.

This is definitely a Your Mileage May Vary picture as the entire aim of the picture is to poke fun at American jingoism, down to the stars and stripes socks. I personally found it hilarious but if this doesn’t sound amusing to you, you probably won’t enjoy this picture much.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

The team of scammers is foiled and Mr. West learns about the real Russia.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Golden Fruit Cake. You either love it or you hate it.

Availability: Released by Flicker Alley as part of its out-of-print Landmarks of Early Soviet Film set.


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