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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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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

Aleksandr Ptushko demanded that only the real ship with real scarlet sails would be used. So 2,000m of scarlet silk had in fact been bought for the movie. See more »

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Version of Assol (1982) See more »

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the most romantic
26 July 2012 | by zemba7-817-69080See all my reviews

This is simply the most beautiful and romantic film ever made. Even stranger, it was directed by Alexnadr Ptushko, known for his fantasy films and spacial effects. I guess he wanted a change of pace from his overblown spectacles. He succeeds beautifully.

This early 20th century novella is a classic in Russia yet, like The Wizard of Oz, the film is far better than the book. The two leads are outstanding and the girl who plays Assol is stunning! The musical score should be recorded. What a pity this is not known in the West.

If you like The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Random Harvest, The Bishop's Wife, One Way Passage and Somewhere in Time - and believe in miracles - this is the crown jewel.


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