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Frosty (1965)

Morozko (original title)
A fairy-tale about a conceited young man and a young woman with a tyrannical step-mother, who must overcome magical trials in order to be together.


Aleksandr Rou
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksandr Khvylya ... Morozko
Natalya Sedykh ... Nastenka (as N. Sedykh)
Eduard Izotov ... Ivan (as E. Izotov)
Inna Churikova ... Marfusha (as I. Churikova)
Pavel Pavlenko ... Starik
Vera Altayskaya ... Starukha-machekha
Georgiy Millyar ... Baba-Yaga (as G. Millyar)
Galina Borisova Galina Borisova ... Starichok-Borovichok (as G. Borisova)
Mikhail Yanshin ... Starichok-Borovichok (voice)
Anatoliy Kubatskiy ... Ataman razboynikov (as A. Kubatskiy)
Valentin Bryleev ... Zhenikh (as V. Bryleyev)
Tatyana Pelttser ... maty Zhenikha (as T. Pelttser)
Tatyana Barysheva ... Svakha (as T. Barysheva)
Varvara Popova ... Starushka (as V. Popova)
Zinaida Vorkul ... maty Ivana (as Z. Vorkul)


Once upon a time there was a kind and quiet old man with a grumpy and domineering old woman. The old man had his own daughter - a modest, beautiful and hard-working Nastya, and the old woman had her own - envious, couch potato, and the plain woman Marfushka. Once in the forest, Nastya meets her fate, a young man Ivan, whose beauty and power conquered a lot of girlish hearts. But pride and rudeness played a cruel joke with him - in front of the frightened Nastenka, the forest sorcerer turns Ivan's beautiful face into a bearish face. So he stayed on until he learns to do good deeds. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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The English-dubbed version of this film was used for an episode of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" under the title "Jack Frost". See more »


In the beginning, when Nastyenka pleases the sun to wait till she finishes the socks, the sun rises from the right side (west). Russia is situated on Northern hemisphere, so it's clear that the scene was actually shot during twilight and the sunrise is actually dusk played backwards. See more »


Ivan's Mother: Ivan, my son.
Ivan: Yes mama, what is it now?
Ivan's Mother: You must take care!
Ivan: Don't worry!
Ivan's Mother: You musn't forget your mother, Ivan!
Ivan: Don't worry!
Ivan's Mother: You mustn't harm the weak!
Ivan: Don't worry!
Ivan's Mother: Honour those who are old!
Ivan: Don't worry!
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Humorous Folk Song
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A sweet film
9 November 1999 | by Alya-4See all my reviews

Reading about this movie made me nostalgic. I remember how much I loved it when I was a kid, growing up in Russia. MOROZKO is everything a children's movie should be: funny, sweet, and sincere. I can still recall every episode and how it made me feel. The elements of Russian fairy tales are blended in a delightful manner. Nastenka is absolutely wonderful, I believe I even wanted to be in this movie, so that I could meet her. (I was five or six, I think...)The villains are ridiculous, rather than scary, you almost feel that you could win just by laughing at them. I would say that it reflects an era of innocence in movie-making, when children were not forced to grow up as fast as it happens nowadays. This film was intended for a Russian-speaking audience with a certain cultural background. Thus it is not surprising, (though sad) that people in the West find it difficult to see the good qualities of this film and understand why kids in Russia loved it.

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September 1966 (USA) See more »

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