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The Outrageous Baron Munchausen (1962)
"Baron Prásil" (original title)

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The outrageous Baron Munchausen tells of his many adventures, from meeting the Man in the Moon to defeating a Turkish army all by himself.

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Complete credited cast:
Milos Kopecký ...
Rudolf Jelínek ...
Tonik
Jana Brejchová ...
Princess Bianca
Karel Höger ...
Cyrano
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Nadesda Blazickova ...
Court Dancer
Karel Effa ...
Adjutant
Josef Hlinomaz ...
Spanish General
Zdenek Hodr ...
Nicole
Miroslav Holub ...
Enemy General
Miroslav Homola ...
Chess Player
Rudolf Hrusínský ...
The Sultan
Eduard Kohout ...
General Ellemerle
Otto Simánek ...
Ardan
Frantisek Slégr ...
Pirate Captain
Václav Trégl ...
Sailor
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The stories of Baron Münchhausen were enriched by Karel Zeman with a character of a modern astronaut Tommy and compare two different worlds - the world of a rococo cavalier whose fantasy does not have any limits and the world of a young man of the present time. The astronaut (Rudolf Jelínek) finds on the moon the famous dreamer Baron Münchhausen (Milos Kopecký), who takes him back to earth and a variety of exaggerated adventures. Amusing variation on the old stories, using live action against deliberately artificial backgrounds. Written by KrátkýFilm

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21 September 1962 (Czechoslovakia)  »

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The Fabulous Baron Munchausen  »

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Director Terry Gilliam saw this film at the British Film Institute (BFI) and was inspired to re-make it his next big production, the problem-plagued The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). See more »

Quotes

Baron Munchausen: You move like a girl!
Tonick: Then what should I do?
Baron Munchausen: Fight like a man!
Tonick: Will it help?
Baron Munchausen: No, but it is the proper thing to do.
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Marvellous Munchhausen
18 September 1998 | by (Wolverhampton, England) – See all my reviews

Probably the most charming of the filmic adaptations of Raspe's 'Baron Munchausen". Czech animator Zeman creates a wonderland by combining live actors, animated models, and old prints to relate the Baron's marvelous adventures. A tour de force of the visual imagination.


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