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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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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)
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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(Sovcolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Ilja Moromez is a legendary Russian hero, a man who is said to have started out life as a cripple before being healed by a witch and becoming a warrior. See more »

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The Legend of the Mighty Bogatyr!
2 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First things first: Get ahold of a good recording of Rheinhold Gliere's 1908-11 Op.42 - his Third Symphony - "Ilya Muromets".... Take a long drive in the most spectacular countryside you can find and make it a LONG drive as the symphony is 85 minutes LONG! In the grand tradition, then, of master Russian composers, Gliere' (think Bruckner or Mahler with Wagnerian overtones in a strong Russian accent!) created a complex and moving masterpiece of visual splendor. Google Gliere' and see what I mean; this masterwork is greatly beloved worldwide. You and the little kids must see this epic film of the bylini, or MYTH of Ilya Muromets. If you get the DVD, I suggest watching it with the symphony in your headphones and the remote in your hand. You will be able, with creative effort and grand delight, to 'orchestrate' the movie to the music, and vice-versa! It will thrill you even more to be such an interactive participant. In what for this writer is an indelible childhood memory: standing in a LONG line outside the Lowes Theater on Grand Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri - after drooling over the TV commercials for weeks- then being totally enthralled by Ptushko's theatrics and cinematic wonders on the Big Screen! But to top it off, dear Daddy took us home and cranked up the old SCOTT HI FI, put the 1956 Columbia recording of the #3 in B Minor by the Philaelphia Orchestra with Eugene Ormandy (see the review at AMAZON by Avrohom Leichtling of Botstein's version with the LSO) and we acted it out all over again! What a stirring memory even now as I type these words! SO....Get this movie and see it with a couple of six and seven year old boys and pretend right along with them!


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