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Sadko (1953)

Arriving home to find his native land under the yoke of corrupt merchants, an adventurer named Sadko sets sail in search of a mythical bird of happiness.

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Nadir Malishevsky ...
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Ivan Pereverzev ...
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Lev Fenin ...
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The Phoenix (as L. Vertinskaya)
Stepan Kayukov ...
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Olga Vikland ...
Neptuna (as O. Vikland)
Sergei Martinson ...
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An oddly Russian Sinbad seeks to bring happiness to his people - first by trying to give money and goods to the poor, then by seeking out the Blue Bird of Happiness. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Spoofed as "The Magic Voyage of Sinbad" in Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) episode #505, first aired August 14, 1993. See more »

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(U.S. version) A Moss-Film Production (It was produced by Russia's Mosfilm studios) See more »

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Edited into Spisok korabley (2008) See more »

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masterpiece of the fantastic
21 March 2002 | by (seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

_Sadko_ is a masterpiece of cinematic fantasy - there doesn't seem to be one frame that doesn't enthral, and the recreations of medieval Ukraine and India are unsurpassed by any other historical/fantasy film. The dubbed American version, _The Magic Voyage of Sinbad_, is a bit of a travesty, but I recently saw the complete Russian version with subtitles at a Ptushko retrospective which was going around the country, so it may soon be possible to finally get the real thing on video.


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