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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)

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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Color:
Color (Sovcolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints) | Mono (35 mm optical prints)
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Trivia:
In addition to dubbing the voice for Kalin, Paul Frees also voiced a number of other characters throughout the film.See more »
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Featured in Cheezy Fantasy Trailers (2006) (V)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
RUSSIAN EPIC FANTASY IS ONE UNIQUE MOVIE., 5 November 2000
Author: ALAN MOUNT from CARDIFF, WALES

In the UK this movie was known as EPIC HERO AND THE BEAST which is a title to conjure with but then so is the whole movie.The Russian folktale of Ilya Muromets is a powerful one and is told strikingly and spectacularly here although it lays itself wide open to unintentional humour.The hero Ilya is described at one point as a young man although even at this early stage of the movie he looks old enough to be Santa Claus's great grandfather;by the end he resembles Methuselah! Special effects are pretty good for the time and the fantasy creatures(especially the wind demon)are well realised.The dragon,however,which is supposed to strike fear in the hearts of those fighting it is easily disposed of when in the final battle it is barely touched by a sword when its head falls off! I remember reading the Dell or Gold Key adaptation of THE SWORD AND THE DRAGON as a kid and was impressed but over 30 years passed until I actually saw the movie.Was it worth the wait? Of course not,but for anyone interested in seeing a truly unique sword and sorcery piece this is worth tracking down.

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