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The Day the Earth Froze (1959) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Aleksandr Ptushko

Writing Credits  

Viktor Vitkovich ... (screenplay) (as Viktor Vitkovitsh) &
Grigori Yagdfeld ... (screenplay) (as Grigori Jagdfeld)
 
Väinö Kaukonen ... (dialogue adaptation: Finnish language) (as V. Kaukonen)
 
Elias Lönnrot ... (book) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order)  

Urho Somersalmi ... Väinämöinen
Anna Orochko Anna Orochko ... Louhi (as Anna Orotshko)
Ivan Voronov ... Ilmarinen
Andris Oshin Andris Oshin ... Lemminkäinen (as Andris Oshin)
Ada Vojtsik ... Mother of Lemminkäinen (as Ada Voitsik)
Eve Kivi ... Annikki
Georgiy Millyar ... Sorcerer (as Georgi Milljar)
Mikhail Troyanovskiy ... Soothsayer (as Mihail Trojanovski)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anatoliy Barantsev Anatoliy Barantsev ... (as A. Barantsev)
Vladimir Boriskin ... (as V. Boriskin)
Valentin Bryleev ... (as Valentin Brylejev)
Anneli Haahdenmaa Anneli Haahdenmaa ... Annikki (voice)
Maikki Hako Maikki Hako ... Kalevan kansaa
Hilkka Helinä Hilkka Helinä ... Lemminkäinen's mother (voice)
E. Hippeläinen E. Hippeläinen ... (as Emma Hippeläinen)
Mauno Hyvönen Mauno Hyvönen ... Ilmarinen (voice)
D. Karpova D. Karpova
Kauko Kokkonen Kauko Kokkonen ... Lemminkäinen (voice)
N. Kollen N. Kollen
Varma Lahtinen Varma Lahtinen ... Kalevan kansaa
Toivo Lankinen Toivo Lankinen ... Velho (voice)
Lennart Lauramaa Lennart Lauramaa ... (as L. Lauramaa)
Helmi Lehosti Helmi Lehosti ... Kalevan kansaa
A. Lenskaya A. Lenskaya ... (as A. Lenskaja)
Annikki Linnoila Annikki Linnoila ... Kalevan kansaa
Alice Lyly Alice Lyly ... Kalevan kansaa
Aleksandr Macheret Aleksandr Macheret ... (as A. Matsheret)
Marvin Miller ... Narrator (voice)
P. Modnikov P. Modnikov
Maija-Liisa Pohjola Maija-Liisa Pohjola ... Kalevan kansaa
John 'Shorty' Powers John 'Shorty' Powers ... Lemminkainen (voice) (as Colonel John 'Shorty' Powers)
Pirkko Raitio Pirkko Raitio ... Kalevan kansaa
T. Romppainen T. Romppainen
Sylva Rossi Sylva Rossi ... Kalevan kansaa
Kuuno Sevander Kuuno Sevander ... Tietäjä (voice)
Maininki Sippola Maininki Sippola ... Kalevan kansaa
Aune Somersalmi Aune Somersalmi ... Louhi (voice)
Viktor Uralskiy ... (as Viktor Uralskij)
Yrjö Jyrinkoski Yrjö Jyrinkoski ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Nikolay Lebedev Nikolay Lebedev ... Old Man (uncredited)
Lea Venkula Lea Venkula ... Kalevalainen tyttö (uncredited)

Produced by 

G. Kusnetsov ... producer (as Georgi Kuznetsov)
Risto Orko ... producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Igor Morozov

Cinematography by 

Gennadi Tsekavyj ... (as G. Tsekavyj)
Viktor Yakushev ... (as V. Yakushev)

Film Editing by 

Holger Harrivirta ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by 

Lev Milchin ... (as L. Milchin)

Set Decoration by 

Aleksandr Makarov ... (as A. Makarov)

Costume Design by 

Ritva Karpio

Makeup Department 

M. Rozhkov ... makeup designer

Production Management 

Aleksey Stefanskiy ... production manager (as A. Stefanski)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

B. Evgenev ... assistant director (as B. Jevgenev)
Holger Harrivirta ... assistant director (as H. Harrivirta)
A. Vanichkin ... assistant director (as A. Vanitshkin)

Art Department 

V. Smirnov ... set designer

Sound Department 

Mariya Blyakhina ... sound recordist (as M. Bljahina)

Special Effects by 

L. Dovgvillo ... special effects cinematographer (as L. Dovgvilo)
Zoya Moryakova ... special effect artist (as Z. Morjakova)
Aleksandr Renkov ... special effects (as A. Renkov)

Location Management 

Lennart Lauramaa ... location manager: Finland (uncredited)

Music Department 

S. Sakharov ... conductor (as S. Saharov)
Martti Turunen ... choir leader
Väinö Kaukonen ... lyricist (uncredited)

Other crew 

Erkki Ala-Könni ... expert
Väinö Kaukonen ... expert
Jorma Leppäaho ... expert
I. Rostovtsev ... publicist
Kustaa Vilkuna ... expert

Thanks 

Elias Lönnrot ... dedicatee

See also

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