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The Sword and the Dragon (1956)

Ilya Muromets (original title)
A mythical knight goes on an epic journey and fights barbarian hordes in an ancient land.

Director:

Aleksandr Ptushko

Writer:

Mikhail Kochnev
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Boris Andreyev ... Ilja Muromets
Shukur Burkhanov ... Tsar Kalin
Andrei Abrikosov ... Prince Vladimir [Prince Vanda, US]
Natalya Medvedeva ... Princess Apraksia (as N. Medvedeva)
Ninel Myshkova ... Vasilisa [Vilya, US] (as Nelli Myshkova)
Sergey Martinson ... Mishatychka (as Sergei Martinson)
Georgi Dyomin Georgi Dyomin ... Dobrynya Nikitich
Aleksandr Shvorin ... Sokolnichek
Nikolay Glazkov Nikolay Glazkov ... Plenchishye
Vladimir Solovyov ... Kassyan (as V. Solovyov)
Mikhail Pugovkin ... Razumets
Sergey Stolyarov ... Aljoscha Popovich
Shamshi Tyumenbayev ... (as Sh. Tyumenbayev)
Sadykbek Dzhamanov Sadykbek Dzhamanov ... Sartak (as S. Dzhamanov)
Vsevolod Tyagushev ... Sbrodovich (as V. Tyagushev)
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Storyline

Ilya is a cripple without the use of his legs. When he aids some weary travellers, they surprise him by giving him a potion that restores his legs. He immediately becomes powerful and sets off to prove himself to his King. Doing so, he fights the evil Tugars, a wind demon that looks like a cross between a goblin and The Noid, a zeppelin-like ambassador, and the evil Tugars. Ilya gets framed for a crime he didn't commit, then is freed, then finally dispatches the Tugars and their dragon. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Eye-Filling Spectacle! Man Against Monsters! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

16 November 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sword and the Dragon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)| Mono (35 mm optical prints)

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In addition to dubbing the voice for Kalin, Paul Frees also voiced a number of other characters throughout the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

A video release includes an American-made video (as opposed to film) prologue with an American family. The purpose of the prologue seems to have been to encourage younger viewers to read. See more »

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In a class of its own
14 January 2006 | by janeywanSee all my reviews

I heartily agree, it was always a childhood favorite. The music is haunting and the scenery is beautiful. I have memorized most of the lines and how many times have I wished for Ilya's magic cloth? O for a steed like Chesnut Grey!

The special effects are precious, only those of us you truly enjoy 50's sci fi movies can appreciate the dragon, the wind demon and the forest creatures during the weaving scene.

I have tried to find an uncut version of this film because its hard edit indicate that there may be missing scenes. The Russians really know how to stage an epic! See it if you can.


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