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The Snow Queen (1957)

Snezhnaya koroleva (original title)
When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him.

Director:

Lev Atamanov (as L. Atamanov)

Writers:

Hans Christian Andersen (story), Lev Atamanov (screenplay) (as L. Atamanov) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladimir Gribkov Vladimir Gribkov ... Ole Lukoje (voice)
Yanina Zheymo ... Gerda (voice)
Anna Komolova ... Kay (voice)
Mariya Babanova ... The Snow Queen (voice)
Sergey Martinson ... Karraks (voice) (as Sergei Martinson)
Galina Kozhakina Galina Kozhakina ... The Robber Girl (voice)
Art Linkletter ... English Prologue
Billy Booth ... English prologue
Rickey Busch Rickey Busch ... English prologue
Jennie Lynn Jennie Lynn ... English prologue
Tammy Marihugh ... English prologue
Paul Frees ... Ol Dreamy / the Raven (voice)
Sandra Dee ... Gerda (voice)
Tommy Kirk ... Kay (voice)
Lillian Buyeff Lillian Buyeff ... Granny (voice)
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Storyline

Gerda and Kay are best friends; however, the depth of their bond is tested when the beautiful Snow Queen strike's Kay's eyes and heart with shards of ice that make him cruel. After breaking Gerda's heart with his bullying, Kay is kidnapped by the Snow Queen, who takes him to her palace in the north, where she hopes to erase all memories and emotions from the child. Gerda's love for Kay motivates her to leave home and find Kay. She encounters a variety of strange and sometimes sinister characters during her quest. But can she rescue Kay in time, or will the Snow Queen succeed in turning his heart to ice? Written by cupcakes

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Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

1 November 1957 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

The Snow Queen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When this movie was released in the U.S. it contained a tacked-on live-action prologue featuring TV personality Art Linkletter. He introduced the movie and recited a rhyme: "One snowflake, two / three snowflakes, four / now you'll see the Snow Queen / if you count a million more." When he finished the rhyme, the movie began. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original version runs only 63 minutes and has two songs in Russian. US version runs 70 minutes, with a 5-minute live-action prologue and a 2-minute montage added. It has three new songs in English, one in the montage and two replacing the russian songs. See more »

Connections

Remade as The Secret of the Snow Queen (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Do It While You're Young
(english version)
Words and Music by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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5 September 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 300 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.

When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him.

In this version that I saw it had live action footage with television icon Art Linkletter. This is the Soviet version of the Hans Christian Andersen tale. voices: Sandra Dee, Tommy Kirk lend their voices for the English version.

Since this is in public domain there is many versions of this version on DVD. Picture and sound varies!


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