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The Sword and the Dragon (1956)

Ilya Muromets (original title)
A mythical knight goes on an epic journey and fights barbarian hordes in an ancient land.

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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)
Vsevolod Tyagushev ...
Sbrodovich (as V. Tyagushev)
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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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(35 mm magnetic prints)| (35 mm optical prints)

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(Sovcolor)

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2.35 : 1
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According to Mosfilm, this production used 106,000 extras and 11,000 horses. See more »

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In a class of its own
14 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I heartily agree, it was always a childhood favorite. The music is haunting and the scenery is beautiful. I have memorized most of the lines and how many times have I wished for Ilya's magic cloth? O for a steed like Chesnut Grey!

The special effects are precious, only those of us you truly enjoy 50's sci fi movies can appreciate the dragon, the wind demon and the forest creatures during the weaving scene.

I have tried to find an uncut version of this film because its hard edit indicate that there may be missing scenes. The Russians really know how to stage an epic! See it if you can.


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