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The Sword and the Dragon (1956)
"Ilya Muromets" (original title)

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A mythical knight goes on an epic journey and fights barbarian hordes in an ancient land.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Boris Andreyev ...
Shukur Burkhanov ...
Tsar Kalin
Andrei Abrikosov ...
Natalya Medvedeva ...
Princess Apraksia (as N. Medvedeva)
Ninel Myshkova ...
Vasilisa [Vilya, US] (as Nelli Myshkova)
Sergei Martinson ...
Mishatychka
Georgi Dyomin ...
Aleksandr Shvorin ...
Sokolnichek
Nikolay Glazkov ...
Plenchishye
Vladimir Solovyov ...
Kassyan (as V. Solovyov)
Mikhail Pugovkin ...
Razumets
Sergei Stolyarov ...
Shamshi Tyumenbayev ...
(as Sh. Tyumenbayev)
Sadykbek Dzhamanov ...
Sartak (as S. Dzhamanov)
V. Tyagushev ...
Sbrodovich
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Ilya is a cripple without the use of his legs. When he aids some weary travellers, they surprise him by giving him a potion that restores his legs. He immediately becomes powerful and sets off to prove himself to his King. Doing so, he fights the evil Tugars, a wind demon that looks like a cross between a goblin and The Noid, a zeppelin-like ambassador, and the evil Tugars. Ilya gets framed for a crime he didn't commit, then is freed, then finally dispatches the Tugars and their dragon. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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16 November 1960 (USA)  »

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According to Mosfilm, this production used 106,000 extras and 11,000 horses. See more »

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Generally goofy, but some incredible scenes.
17 November 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was about 12. Most recently I saw it on MST3000 and was appalled that they were making fun of it. It has some laughable moments and the quality of the print and the dubbing was poor even when I was 12 (and the movie was only 7). But the movie has some truly incredible scenes in it (the bad guy riding his horse to the top of hill made of the living bodies of his soldiers) and has a lot of content for a serious student of cinematic techniques.


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