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Colonel Wolodyjowski (1969)

Pan Wolodyjowski (original title)
In 1668 Polish colonel Michael Wolodyjowski, who recently retired to a monastery, is recalled to active duty and takes charge of Poland's eastern frontier defenses against invading Tatar hordes and Ottoman armies.

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Ketling Hassling of Elgin
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Bishop Lanckoronski
Leonard Andrzejewski ...
Halim
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In 1668 the Ottoman Empire decides to attack and invade the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth which is one of the few major European powers to still stand in the destructive path of the Ottomans.Having recently retired to a monastery,Polish Colonel Michael Wolodyjowski is no longer in active duty.However,the Polish king,Jan Sobieski knows that Colonel Wolodyjowski is an able commander and sends for him,recalling him to active duty.Joining his old comrades in arms,including the English noble Ketling Hassling of Elgin, Colonel Wolodyjowski takes command of the Polish defenses on the Eastern Frontier.He prepares for the arrival of the invading Ottoman armies and Tatar Hordes and waits.The fate of Christian Europe lies in his hands. Written by nufs68

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Based on a novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz.

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28 March 1969 (Poland)  »

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PLN 40,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Engaging and Exhilarating
2 July 2011 | by (Richmond, VA USA) – See all my reviews

Quite frankly, I was thoroughly captivated. This was made in 1969 and had there were those moments that seemed a bit dated, but nothing sufficient enough to dull the goings on in the film. I'll confess, I always find the love stories in the Trilogy to be a bit contrived (people do seem to fall in and out of love a tad too quickly), but here it was lively and fairly fun. There was considerable effort to make Wolodyjowski and Basia compatible in love and temperament. It was also fascinating to see a young Daniel Olbrychski in his heyday. The characters, major and minor, were all well developed, and the story invigorating. I wanted to fight some Ottoman Turks myself by the end.


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