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Release Date:
1962 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
All the Magic of "Stone Flower". All the Power of "Alexander Nevsky". All the Artistry of "Grand Concert" See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
It's a classic and a masterpiece. See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Sergei Stolyarov ... Sadko
Alla Larionova ... Lyubava
Ninel Myshkova ... Princess of Lake Ilmen (as Y. Myshkova)
B. Surovtsev ... Ivashka the boy
Mikhail Troyanovsky ... Trifon
Nadir Malishevsky ... Vyashta the Giant (as N. Malishevsky)
Nikolay Kryuchkov ... Omelyan Danilovich
Ivan Pereverzev ... Timofey Larionovich
Yuri Leonidov ... Kuzma Larionovich
Lev Fenin ... Varangian Leader (as L. Fenin)
Mikhail Astangov ... Maharaja (as M. Astangov)
Lidiya Vertinskaya ... The Phoenix (as L. Vertinskaya)
Stepan Kayukov ... Neptune
Olga Vikland ... Neptuna (as O. Vikland)
Sergei Martinson ... The Monk
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Directed by
Aleksandr Ptushko 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Konstantin Isaev  writer
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  libretto

Non-Original Music by
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (from opera "Sadko")
 
Cinematography by
Fyodor Provorov 
 
Production Design by
Evgeniy Svidetelev  (as E. Svidetelev)
 
Art Direction by
Yevgeni Kumankov 
 
Costume Design by
Olga Kruchinina  (as O. Kruchinina)
 
Makeup Department
Jose Malar .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Viktor Zorin .... sound recordist (as V. Zorin)
 
Special Effects by
Sergei Mukhin .... special effects
 
Editorial Department
George Stein .... 1962 US version additional editing
 
Music Department
Grigori Gamburg .... musical director
Vissarion Shebalin .... music arranger (as V. Shebalin)
 
Other crew
Francis Ford Coppola .... script adaptor (1962 version)
Art Diamond .... 1962 US dubbing production supervisor (as Joseph Moss)
Sergei Koren .... choreographer
James Landis .... 1962 US version dubbing director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Magic Voyage of Sinbad" - USA (dubbed version)
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Runtime:
85 min | Argentina:80 min | USA:79 min
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Color (Magicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Spoofed as "The Magic Voyage of Sinbad" in "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (1988) episode #505, first aired August 14, 1993.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Sinbad sings, his singing voice is quite a bit different from his speaking voice. (U.S. dubbed version titled "The Magic Voyage of Sinbad")See more »

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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
It's a classic and a masterpiece., 8 May 2005
Author: sulaykamara from United Kingdom

The original Russian version with subtitles is one you should consider watching than the English dubbed version of Sadko called the ''magic voyage of Sinbad''. Not to say the English version is not worth watching but how can one make more of a masterpiece when it is already an acclaimed masterpiece and doesn't need any salt and pepper (re-dubbed & re-cut) to spice it up. The result can be devastating if you've already seen the original (Sadko 1952).

There are good and bad comments about this film, thanks to the re-dubbed version. I'm sure everyone that has seen the original version (sadko) will give it at least an 8 out of 10.

Someone made a comment that the film is goofy because Sinbad wasn't wet when he visited the great kingdom at the bottom of the sea and how did he manage to hold his breath that long. Well... the film is a fairy tale, not a documentary or reality show...nothing is real and it would have looked goofy if they were wet. As a matter of fact the underwater scenes are a feast for the eyes and a big step in special effects during its time (1952). This film should be treated with more respect. I'm sure if these critics see the original(sadko 1952), their views will be totally different. And I think ''the magic voyage of sinbad'' should not be credited with ''SADKO''. Little is known about sadko while magic voyage of sinbad was well advertised 10 years later. That explains the reason why sadko suffers the bitterness of its good for nothing sequel, magic voyage of sinbad 1962. Like I said, ''SADKO 1952'' is a classic and a masterpiece nothing more or less.

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