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Anastasiya Vertinskaya ...
Assol
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Arthur Grey
Yelena Cheremshanova ...
Young Assol (as Lena Cheremshanova)
Aleksandr Lupenko ...
Young Arthur (as Sasha Lupenko)
Ivan Pereverzev ...
Longrene (as I. Pereverzev)
Sergei Martinson ...
Filipp
Nikolay Volkov ...
Aglie
Sergei Romodanov ...
Captain Gop
Oleg Anofriev ...
Letika
Pavel Volkov ...
Poldishok
Zoya Fyodorova ...
Governess
Evgeniy Morgunov ...
Policeman
Pavel Massalsky ...
Arthur's father
Emmanuil Geller ...
Zimmer
Grigoriy Shpigel ...
Menners Jr.
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A little girl Assol met a wizard and it has been foretold: "... it will be a fine sunny day when a beautiful ship under scarlet sail comes and the noble prince will take you away from here. He'll take you to the world of your dreams, where you will be loved and happy." The neighbours told jokes about her, children teased her, but she waited for her prince. She trusted in the miracles and waited. Arthur Gray's rule was "if you can make a miracle, do it!". And he made a miracle for the wonderful romantic girl. Written by Eugene Lilitko <gene@ks.botik.ru>

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7 June 1961 (Soviet Union)  »

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Aleksandr Ptushko demanded that only the real ship with real scarlet sails would be used. So 2,000m of scarlet silk had in fact been bought for the movie. See more »

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the most romantic
26 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is simply the most beautiful and romantic film ever made. Even stranger, it was directed by Alexnadr Ptushko, known for his fantasy films and spacial effects. I guess he wanted a change of pace from his overblown spectacles. He succeeds beautifully.

This early 20th century novella is a classic in Russia yet, like The Wizard of Oz, the film is far better than the book. The two leads are outstanding and the girl who plays Assol is stunning! The musical score should be recorded. What a pity this is not known in the West.

If you like The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Random Harvest, The Bishop's Wife, One Way Passage and Somewhere in Time - and believe in miracles - this is the crown jewel.


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