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Writer:
Mikhail Kochnev (writer)
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Release Date:
16 November 1960 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Eye-Filling Spectacle! Man Against Monsters! See more »
Plot:
A mythical knight goes on an epic journey and fights barbarian hordes in an ancient land. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Boris Andreyev ... Ilja Muromets
Shukur Burkhanov ... Tsar Kalin
Andrei Abrikosov ... Prince Vladimir [Prince Vanda, US]
Natalya Medvedeva ... Princess Apraksia (as N. Medvedeva)
Ninel Myshkova ... Vasilisa [Vilya, US] (as Nelli Myshkova)
Sergei Martinson ... Mishatychka
Georgi Dyomin ... Dobrynya Nikitich
Aleksandr Shvorin ... Sokolnichek
Nikolay Glazkov ... Plenchishye
Vladimir Solovyov ... Kassyan (as V. Solovyov)
Mikhail Pugovkin ... Razumets
Sergei Stolyarov ... Aljoscha Popovich
Shamshi Tyumenbayev (as Sh. Tyumenbayev)
Sadykbek Dzhamanov ... Sartak (as S. Dzhamanov)
V. Tyagushev ... Sbrodovich
Muratbek Ryskulov (as M. Ryskulov)
Iya Arepina ... Alyenushka
Au-Son-Hi ... Tugar dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Frees ... Kalin (voice: English version)

Mike Wallace ... Narrator (US version)
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Directed by
Aleksandr Ptushko 
 
Writing credits
Mikhail Kochnev (writer)

Produced by
Joseph H. Harris .... producer (US version)
Sig Shore .... producer (US version)
Damir Vyatich-Berezhnykh .... producer (as D. Vyatich-Berejnikh)
 
Original Music by
Igor Morozov 
 
Cinematography by
Yuli Kun 
Fyodor Provorov 
 
Film Editing by
M. Kuzmina 
 
Production Design by
Yevgeni Kumankov 
 
Costume Design by
Olga Kruchinina 
 
Makeup Department
I. Chechekina .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
G.P. Kuznechov .... production director
 
Sound Department
Ayakina .... sound
V. Bogdankevnich .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Evgeniy Svidetelev .... special effects designer
 
Visual Effects by
Aleksei Renkov .... special effects cinematographer
Boris Travkin .... special effects cinematographer
 
Music Department
S. Sakharov .... conductor
 
Other crew
James Landis .... dubbing director (US version)
Marvin Miller .... US dubbing voice
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ilya Muromets" - Soviet Union (original title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:80 min | Soviet Union:87 min | USA:83 min | East Germany:99 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints) | Mono (35 mm optical prints)
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Mosfilm produced this epic to introduce its own 2X anamorphic wide-screen system, which it dubbed "Sovscope."See more »

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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
In a class of its own, 14 January 2006
Author: janeywan from United States

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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