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The Day the Earth Froze (1959)
"Sampo" (original title)

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Based on Finnish mythology, this movie traces the exploits of Lemminkainen as he woos the fair Annikki and battles the evil witch Louhi. Louhi kidnaps Annikki to compel her father to build ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Urho Somersalmi ...
Anna Orochko ...
Louhi (as Anna Orotshko)
Ivan Voronov ...
Andris Oshin ...
Lemminkäinen (as Andris Oshin)
Ada Vojtsik ...
Mother of Lemminkäinen (as Ada Voitsik)
Eve Kivi ...
Georgiy Millyar ...
Sorcerer (as Georgi Milljar)
Mikhail Troyanovsky ...
Soothsayer (as Mihail Trojanovski)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anatoliy Barantsev ...
(as A. Barantsev)
Vladimir Boriskin ...
(as V. Boriskin)
Valentin Bryleev ...
(as Valentin Brylejev)
Anneli Haahdenmaa ...
Annikki (voice)
Maikki Hako ...
Kalevan kansaa
Hilkka Helinä ...
Lemminkäinen's mother (voice)
E. Hippeläinen ...
(as Emma Hippeläinen)
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Based on Finnish mythology, this movie traces the exploits of Lemminkainen as he woos the fair Annikki and battles the evil witch Louhi. Louhi kidnaps Annikki to compel her father to build for her a Sampo, a magical device that creates salt, grain, and gold. When Lemminkainen tries (and fails) to recover the Sampo, Louhi steals the sun, plunging the world into frozen darkness. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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The Most Chilling Terror Ever Experienced

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Adventure | Fantasy

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April 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Day the Earth Froze  »

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FIM 1,000,000,000 (estimated)
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(Sovcolor)

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Trivia

The American version was heavily edited and included new footage shot by Americans. See more »

Quotes

Troll: [Ilmarinen hammers a viking ship out of molten iron, greatly distressing Louhi's trolls] What is to become of us?
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Featured in Rock-Suomi: Raskassarja (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Niin minä kana katoan, lintu kuolen liian surman
Written by Igor Morozov / Väinö Kaukonen
Performed by Eve Kivi
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Not terrible, but...
27 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To answer the previous reviewer, as far as I know this film is not "officially" available on DVD, though you can get it from a source or two I know; the catch is its not going to the plain film. This and two other films by Aleksandr Ptushko have been goofed on by the MST3K team (Ep. 422 for The Day the Earth Froze, the other two I'm not sure) headed by Joel Hodgeson and the other original cast members. To each his own, but even as a fantastic epic its, well, I don't think this film did very well in its American release. This film is much better as a gag piece for the MST3K team. Eve Kivi (Vallatud Kurvid), the actress who played Annikki, was a beautiful woman at the time this film was produced, I happened upon this site searching her name on the net to see what became of her. A Sampo, btw, is a Finnish version of our Horn of Plenty myth, except it also supplies gold, not just food.


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