The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr West in the Land of the Bolsheviks
Montage pioneer Kuleshov's silent comedy - made in the same year as Eisenstein's debut feature Strike - disguises avant-garde principles under slapstick experimentation.
The first openly anti-American Soviet film (ironically, Kuleshov was an open admirer of Griffith and Sennett) depicts Mr West (Porfiri Podobed) as a hapless Harold Lloyd-like YMCA president intent on visiting Russia to proselytise.
Misinformed that Bolsheviks are fur-wearing barbarians, he brings along his pistol-toting cowboy sidekick Jeddy (Boris Barnet). A string of mishaps leads to Mr West's enlightenment.