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Alye parusa (1961)

A little girl Assol met a wizard and it has been foretold: "... it will be a fine sunny day when a beautiful ship under scarlet sail comes and the noble prince will take you away from here.... See full summary »

Director:

Aleksandr Ptushko

Writers:

Alexander Grin (novel) (as A.S. Grin), Aleksei Nagornyj | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anastasiya Vertinskaya ... Assol
Vasiliy Lanovoy ... Arthur Grey
Yelena Cheremshanova Yelena Cheremshanova ... Young Assol (as Lena Cheremshanova)
Aleksandr Lupenko Aleksandr Lupenko ... Young Arthur (as Sasha Lupenko)
Ivan Pereverzev ... Longrene (as I. Pereverzev)
Sergey Martinson ... Filipp (as Sergei Martinson)
Nikolay Volkov ... Aglie
Sergei Romodanov ... Captain Gop
Oleg Anofriev ... Letika
Pavel Volkov ... Poldishok
Zoya Fyodorova ... Governess
Evgeniy Morgunov ... Policeman
Pavel Massalsky ... Arthur's father
Emmanuil Geller ... Zimmer
Grigoriy Shpigel ... Menners Jr.
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Storyline

A little girl Assol met a wizard and it has been foretold: "... it will be a fine sunny day when a beautiful ship under scarlet sail comes and the noble prince will take you away from here. He'll take you to the world of your dreams, where you will be loved and happy." The neighbours told jokes about her, children teased her, but she waited for her prince. She trusted in the miracles and waited. Arthur Gray's rule was "if you can make a miracle, do it!". And he made a miracle for the wonderful romantic girl. Written by Eugene Lilitko <gene@ks.botik.ru>

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

7 June 1961 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Scarlet Sails See more »

Filming Locations:

Caucasus Mountains, Georgia See more »

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Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Vasiliy Lanovoy (Arthur Grey) wanted to surprise his wife and other guests at the resort in Yalta where the movie was shot. He did so by asking the captain of the ship that was used for the movie to sail to Yalta with all the scarlet sails showing. He said the reaction was the same as in the movie, one of disbelief and amazement. See more »

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Version of Crimson Sails (2001) See more »

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A Romantic Fairy Tale
9 February 2013 | by BirnbergLbSee all my reviews

"Alye Parusa" can best be described as a romantic fairy tale.

Its about the pursuit and attainment of true love whatever the obstacles. Alexander Grin created a world that is magical, beautiful, sentimental and captivating.

Its a shame he's unheard of outside of Russia and generations there have loved his classic novel for its adventure spirit, its belief in will overcoming the trials of the sea, time, human skepticism and the fulfillment of human happiness in the most idyllic of settings.

Vasily Lanovoy is well cast as Grey and the incomparable Anastasiya Vertinskaya shines as Assol and they stand out on the silver screen as the star-crossed lovers. Alexandr Ptushko brought the novel to life and one is drawn into a world that's timeless like a fairy tale but which never loses sight of the human element and the yearnings of the principal leads.

I won't give away the beautiful ending except to note its worth the price of admission to this movie. Its so popular that an entire festival is devoted to it in Saint Petersburg.

Its family-friendly entertainment of the highest caliber and is highly recommended!


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