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Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Aleksandr Nevskiy (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Drama | 22 March 1939 (USA)
The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.

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(as S. Eisenstein), (as D. Vasilyev)

Writers:

(as S. Eisenstein), (as P. Pavlenko)
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Complete credited cast:
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Aleksandr Nevsky (as N. Cherkasov)
Nikolai Okhlopkov ...
Vasili Buslai (as N. Okhlopkov)
Andrei Abrikosov ...
Gavrilo Oleksich (as A. Abrikosov)
Dmitriy Orlov ...
Vasili Novikov ...
Pavsha - Governor of Pskov (as V. Novikov)
Nikolai Arsky ...
Domash Tverdislavich - a Novgorod Boyar (as N. Arsky)
Varvara Massalitinova ...
Valentina Ivashova ...
Aleksandra Danilova ...
Vasilisa - a Maid of Pskov (as A. Danilova)
Vladimir Yershov ...
Sergei Blinnikov ...
Tverdilo - Traitorous Mayor of Pskov (as S. Blinnikov)
Ivan Lagutin ...
Anani - a Monk (as I. Lagutin)
Lev Fenin ...
The Archbishop (as L. Fenin)
Naum Rogozhin ...
The Black-Hooded Monk (as N. Rogozhin)
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It is the 13th century, and Russia is overrun by foreign invaders. A Russian knyaz', or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallies the people to form a ragtag army to drive back an invasion by the Teutonic knights. This is a true story based on the actual battle at a lake near Novgorod. Written by Gene Volovich <volovich@netcom.com>

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The mighty epic of 13th Century Russia...of the "Battle on the Ice" when the invading German hordes led by the Teutonic Knights were driven from the soil of Russia - forever. See more »


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Propaganda 2 Anti-Christianity: the Teutonic knights bear crosses on their capes, pennons and shields; crucifixes borne on rods by knights; the religious figures in the service of the knights and the religious services held; the destruction of the tent after the battle by the Master Armourer; the lack of religious figures and services/ celebrations on the Russian side (despite the crosses on top of the buildings). See more »

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The cross displayed on the shields borne by the Teutonic knights is different in shape and colour to the actual one on their coat of arms. See more »

Quotes

Vasilisa - a Maid of Pskov: [in the middle of the Battle on the Ice] Should we move the baggage sleds back?
Vasili Buslai: No! Die where you stand!
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"Nevsky" with live music
27 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

There is a version of "Nevsky" that is shown with a live symphony orchestra, chorus, soloist and the movie. If it's EVER performed within a day's travel of you see "Nevsky" done that way. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic did it with the OKC Canterbury Choir (one of the finest anywhere) a couple of years ago. I think I cried through the whole thing, it was one of the most emotionally powerful movie experiences of my life. I'm listening to "Nevsky" on the radio right now and it still tears me up. There are movies that I love, and classical music pieces I love, but there is no combination I can think of that comes close to the impact of "Nevsky" performed in real time.


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