Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Transport of Fire is another story of the abortive 1905 Russian Revolution. Though it would be another 12 years before the Czarist regime was finally toppled, the Bolsheviks are philosophical about the long wait, stating "There must be many small failures before the ultimate success." But philosophy is cast by the wayside during the climactic uprising, with a Lenin-like "organizer" (Fedor Slavski) leading the way. The film's central character, evidently designed to represent an amalgam of The People, is well-played by B. Kuznetzov. When released in the U.S., Transport of Fire was compared favorably to Eisenstein's Potemkin.