It is the 13th century, and Russia is overrun by foreign invaders. A Russian knyaz', or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallies the people to form a ragtag army to drive back an invasion by the Teutonic knights. This is a true story based on the actual battle at a lake near Novgorod. Written by
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The culminating triumph in the career of the man who made "Potemkin" and "Ten Days That Shook the World." Nikolai Cherkassov, in the title role, heads a cast of thousands.
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Did You Know?
composed the score for the film and re-worked it into the cantata "Aleksandr Nevskiy". In 1995 the music was re-recorded for a VHS and laserdisc release of the film because of the poor quality and bad editing in the original, though the dialogue was left unchanged. See more
The cross displayed on the shields borne by the Teutonic knights is different in shape and colour to the actual one on their coat of arms. See more
[after Alexander has come to Novgorod
Go back to your Pereyaslavl! We don't want war!
Anani - a Monk
And we have no love for you!
[to both of them
I haven't come to Novgorod as a lover, but as a military commander!
[to both the merchant and Anani
If you rich folks don't follow him willingly, then the peasants will break every bone in your bodies!
Referenced in Mulan