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Sadko (1953)

Arriving home to find his native land under the yoke of corrupt merchants, an adventurer named Sadko sets sail in search of a mythical bird of happiness.

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Complete credited cast:
... Sadko
... Lyubava
... Princess of Lake Ilmen (as Y. Myshkova)
B. Surovtsev ... Ivashka the boy
Mikhail Troyanovskiy ... Trifon
... Vyashta the Giant (as N. Malishevsky)
... Omelyan Danilovich
... Timofey Larionovich
Yuri Leonidov ... Kuzma Larionovich
... Varangian Leader (as L. Fenin)
... Maharaja (as M. Astangov)
Lidiya Vertinskaya ... The Phoenix (as L. Vertinskaya)
... Neptune
... Neptuna (as O. Vikland)
... The Monk (as Sergei Martinson)
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An oddly Russian Sinbad seeks to bring happiness to his people - first by trying to give money and goods to the poor, then by seeking out the Blue Bird of Happiness. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Spoofed as "The Magic Voyage of Sinbad" in Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) episode #505, first aired August 14, 1993. See more »

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(U.S. version) A Moss-Film Production (It was produced by Russia's Mosfilm studios) See more »

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Featured in Atlantis: In Search of a Lost Continent (1997) See more »

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It's a classic and a masterpiece.
8 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

The original Russian version with subtitles is one you should consider watching than the English dubbed version of Sadko called the ''magic voyage of Sinbad''. Not to say the English version is not worth watching but how can one make more of a masterpiece when it is already an acclaimed masterpiece and doesn't need any salt and pepper (re-dubbed & re-cut) to spice it up. The result can be devastating if you've already seen the original (Sadko 1952).

There are good and bad comments about this film, thanks to the re-dubbed version. I'm sure everyone that has seen the original version (sadko) will give it at least an 8 out of 10.

Someone made a comment that the film is goofy because Sinbad wasn't wet when he visited the great kingdom at the bottom of the sea and how did he manage to hold his breath that long. Well... the film is a fairy tale, not a documentary or reality show...nothing is real and it would have looked goofy if they were wet. As a matter of fact the underwater scenes are a feast for the eyes and a big step in special effects during its time (1952). This film should be treated with more respect. I'm sure if these critics see the original(sadko 1952), their views will be totally different. And I think ''the magic voyage of sinbad'' should not be credited with ''SADKO''. Little is known about sadko while magic voyage of sinbad was well advertised 10 years later. That explains the reason why sadko suffers the bitterness of its good for nothing sequel, magic voyage of sinbad 1962. Like I said, ''SADKO 1952'' is a classic and a masterpiece nothing more or less.


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