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The Sword and the Dragon (1956)

Ilya Muromets (original title)
A mythical knight goes on an epic journey and fights barbarian hordes in an ancient land.

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Shukur Burkhanov ...
Tsar Kalin
Andrei Abrikosov ...
Natalya Medvedeva ...
Princess Apraksia (as N. Medvedeva)
Ninel Myshkova ...
Vasilisa [Vilya, US] (as Nelli Myshkova)
Sergey Martinson ...
Mishatychka (as Sergei Martinson)
Georgi Dyomin ...
Aleksandr Shvorin ...
Sokolnichek
Nikolay Glazkov ...
Plenchishye
Vladimir Solovyov ...
Kassyan (as V. Solovyov)
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Sergei Stolyarov ...
Shamshi Tyumenbayev ...
(as Sh. Tyumenbayev)
Sadykbek Dzhamanov ...
Sartak (as S. Dzhamanov)
Vsevolod Tyagushev ...
Sbrodovich (as V. Tyagushev)
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Ilya is a cripple without the use of his legs. When he aids some weary travellers, they surprise him by giving him a potion that restores his legs. He immediately becomes powerful and sets off to prove himself to his King. Doing so, he fights the evil Tugars, a wind demon that looks like a cross between a goblin and The Noid, a zeppelin-like ambassador, and the evil Tugars. Ilya gets framed for a crime he didn't commit, then is freed, then finally dispatches the Tugars and their dragon. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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16 November 1960 (USA)  »

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(35 mm magnetic prints)| (35 mm optical prints)

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2.35 : 1
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The costumes for Ilya and his two companions were based on Viktor Vasnetsov's 1898 painting "Bogatyrs", and are extremely faithful to the depictions presented there. See more »

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Those wacky Russians do it again!!
28 May 2001 | by (South of the Border) – See all my reviews

I really love the quirky nature of these Russian fairy tale films. Nutzoid english dubbing only enhances the warp factor (The US version entitled 'The Sword and the Dragon' even has Mike Wallace as a narrator) The characters are often quite bizarre (The makeup job on the wind demon is just too much, and I'm in love with the sword slinging dancing girl near the end of the film) Top it off with nifty puppetry (the dragon seems to clearly have been the inspiration for Japan's Ghidrah) makes this a true gem of kidvid madness!! I can't wait for the letterboxed Russian restoration which is scheduled to appear on DVD the end of 2001!!!


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