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Michael Strogoff (1956)

Michel Strogoff (original title)
In 19th century Russia, a Tartar rebellion led by Feofar Khan separates Russia from Siberia where the Tsar's brother and his troops are making a last stand. The Tsar entrusts Captain Michel Strogoff to deliver a vital message to them.

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Carmine Gallone

Writers:

Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon (dialogue), Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Curd Jürgens ... Michel Strogoff
Geneviève Page ... Nadia Fédor
Jacques Dacqmine ... Le Grand-Duc
Sylva Koscina ... Sangarre (as Silvia Koscina)
Gérard Buhr ... Henry Blount
Louis Arbessier Louis Arbessier ... Tsar Alexandre II
Fernand Fabre Fernand Fabre
Michel Etcheverry Michel Etcheverry ... Général Krisloff
Paul Demange ... Employé du telegraphe
Valéry Inkijinoff ... Féofor Khan (as Inkijinoff)
Françoise Fabian ... Natko
Henri Nassiet Henri Nassiet ... Ivan Ogareff
Sylvie ... Marfa, mère de Strogoff
Jean Parédès Jean Parédès ... Alcide Jolivet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dusan Janicijevic Dusan Janicijevic
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In 19th century Russia a Tartar rebellion led by Feofar Khan separates mainland Russia from the Russian far east.The Tsar's brother isolated and surrounded in Siberia is making a last stand with his troops.The Tsar entrusts Captain Michel Strogoff to deliver a vital message to his brother in Siberia. Written by nufs68

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One name struck terror in the tents of the Tartar hordes...One sword blazed a fiery path of vengeance across a mighty empire...One man whipped passion aflame in the hearts of women... See more »

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Adventure | History | War

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Language:

French

Release Date:

June 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revolt of the Tartars See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on the 1876 novel Michel Strogoff written by French author Jules Verne. See more »

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One of my almost forgotten nostalgia
22 December 2006 | by buktelSee all my reviews

I saw Michel Strogoff when I was just a little boy in fifties, at cinema Elhamra in Izmir. Its Turkish name was "Volga Mahkumlari" (The Prisoners of Volga). Later, I read the Turkish translation of the Jules Verne book which was published with the same title of the original book the film was based on. I remember the run and chase plot of the book better than the film's plot. The only things I remember of the film are its sad (maybe gloomy)atmosphere and Curd Jurgens who was captured by spies of the villain and was blinded with a red-hot iron stick. The sequence made such a strong impression on me that although I have forgotten almost all the other aspects of the film ("the events happen in Russia") I have never forgotten it.

I must have noticed the existence of Sylva Koscina who has been one of my boyhood idols, for the first time in Michel Strogoff. I have completely forgotten Koscina's image in Michel Strogoff but still remember her Playboy photographs shoving her naked in water.

It would just be a wonderful nostalgic pleasure if I could have a DVD of Michel Strogoff! COSKUN BUKTEL


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