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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 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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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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"...miracles are made with one's own hands."
15 August 2005 | by G_a_l_i_n_aSee all my reviews

"Alye Parusa" aka "Scarlet Sails" (1962) which is a screen adaptation of one of the most beautiful romantic, poetic, and charming books ever written (the link to the book "Scarlet Sails" by Alexander Green is provided on the Message Board for this film) is one of my favorite movies since childhood. It's been many years since I saw "Scarlet Sails" but it still has the same power over me. Watching it again recently, I realized how incredibly beautiful it is, how wonderfully directed by "Walt Disney of the Soviet Union", Alexander Ptushko who had made such masterpieces as "The Stone Flower", "Sadko" (1953), "The Tale of Tsar Saltan", "Ruslan and Ludmila, "The New Gulliver", and many more. The film tells the story of a little girl named Asole , who meets a wizard one day. He tells her that sometime in the future a ship with red sails will arrive -- to take her away to a new, happy life. She holds onto this prediction in spite of taunts and the ridicule of her neighbors…

Ruscico DVD is great. The film's images are fresh and joyful. The DVD includes Russian version with subtitles and dubbed to English and French versions. 16 years old Anastasiya Vertinskaya whom you may remember as Ophelia in Kozintzev's Gamlet plays Asole – it was her first role ever. Vaslily Lanovoy plays Arthur Grey , the young nobleman who dreamed of becoming a sea captain since he was a boy and who made Asole's dream come true by creating a miracle for her, the only miracle she had been waiting for all her life:

"I have come to the person who is waiting only for me. I want only her, perhaps for the precise reason that thanks to her I have been able to understand one simple truth, that so-called miracles are made with one's own hands."

"But there are other miracles: a smile, gladness, forgiveness, and a word which is needed and said in time. To experience them is to possess everything. As for Asole and me, we will remain forever in the glow of scarlet sails created in the depths of a heart that knows what love is…"


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