Khrushchev, in conjunction with Zhukov, who controls the army, persuades all the other committee members to join forces against Beria, who is summarily tried and executed. Stalin's daughter is exiled to Vienna and his son is detained in Russia. The film ends with captions detailing Khrushchev's rise to power, but also tells us that he was in due course replaced by Leonid Brezhnev, who we see behind Khrushchev, watching carefully.Jon Sandys
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