The Sword and the Dragon (1956)

11/16/1960 (US) AdventureFamilyFantasy 1h 31m

Eye-Filling Spectacle! Man Against Monsters! The Largest Cast Ever Used in a Motion Picture! A cast of 106,000! 11,000 horses!

Overview

Legendary fantasy filmmaker Aleksandr Ptushko’s sweeping, visual F/X-filled epic is one of his most enchanting achievements: a stunning Cinemascope ballad of heroic medieval knights, ruthless Tugar invaders, wind demons and three-headed fire-breathing dragons. Based on one of the most famous byliny (oral epics) in Kievan Rus’ culture, the film stars Boris Andreyev as the bogatyr (knight) Ilya, waging a decades-long battle against the Tugars who threaten his homeland, kidnap his wife and raise his own son to fight against him.

  1. Aleksandr Ptushko

    Director

  2. Mikhail Kochnev

    Writer

  3. Damir Vyatich-Berezhnykh

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Boris Andreyev

    Boris Andreyev

    Ilya Muromets

  2. Ninel Myshkova

    Ninel Myshkova

    Vasilisa

  3. Shukur Burkhanov

    Shukur Burkhanov

    Tsar Kalin

  4. Andrei Abrikosov

    Andrei Abrikosov

    Prince Vladimir

  5. Georgi Demin

    Georgi Demin

    Durbar Muromets

  6. Sergei Stolyarov

    Sergei Stolyarov

    Aljoscha Popovich

  7. Sergei Martinson

    Sergei Martinson

    Mishatychka

  8. Iya Arepina

    Iya Arepina

    Alicia, Alexei's girl

  9. Mikhail Pugovkin

    Mikhail Pugovkin

    Razumets

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The Sword and the Dragon
The Sword and the Dragon

Original Title Илья Муромец

Status Released

Original Language Russian

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