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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.

Director:

Aleksandr Ptushko
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sergey Stolyarov ... Sadko
Alla Larionova ... Lyubava
Ninel Myshkova ... Princess of Lake Ilmen (as Y. Myshkova)
B. Surovtsev B. Surovtsev ... Ivashka the boy
Mikhail Troyanovskiy ... Trifon
Nadir Malishevsky ... Vyashta the Giant (as N. Malishevsky)
Nikolay Kryuchkov ... Omelyan Danilovich
Ivan Pereverzev ... Timofey Larionovich
Yuri Leonidov ... Kuzma Larionovich
Lev Fenin ... Varangian Leader (as L. Fenin)
Mikhail Astangov ... Maharaja (as M. Astangov)
Lidiya Vertinskaya Lidiya Vertinskaya ... The Phoenix (as L. Vertinskaya)
Stepan Kayukov ... Neptune
Olga Vikladt ... Neptuna (as O. Vikland)
Sergey Martinson ... 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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All the Magic of "Stone Flower". All the Power of "Alexander Nevsky". All the Artistry of "Grand Concert" See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Trivia

Some theaters in the United States handed out drawings based on the film that kids could color. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

This film was released in the United States in an edited and dubbed version as "The Magic Voyage of Sinbad" (1962). The approximately ten minutes of footage deleted from the film was basically musical and dancing scenes. False credits were created to hide the fact that this was made in Russia. See more »

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Beautiful film with absurd English dubbed screenplay
5 October 2000 | by dorobertsSee all my reviews

This is a visually splendid film version of an old Russian legend, which was the basis of an opera by Rimsky-Korsakov. The plot has been altered somewhat to enhance its appeal as a film, and , in the English version, the names of the characters and even locations have been completely changed, giving a most bizarre effect! The eponymous hero is now " Sinbad", and he is now a citizen of " Kobasan" instead of Novgorod. Some of the special effects are a little crude, but the art direction is often stunning. The acting style and even the makeup reflect Russian films of the fifties, and show an affinity to operatic style. Even the score borrows liberally from Rimsky-Korsakov. My advice to the viewer of the English version is to turn the sound so low as to be inaudible, and enjoy the visuals !


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magic Voyage of Sinbad See more »

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Mosfilm See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Magicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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