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!


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


  2. Mikhail Kochnev


  3. Damir Vyatich-Berezhnykh


Top Billed Cast

  1. Boris Andreyev

    Boris Andreyev

    Ilya Muromets

  2. Ninel Myshkova

    Ninel Myshkova


  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


  8. Iya Arepina

    Iya Arepina

    Alicia, Alexei's girl

  9. Mikhail Pugovkin

    Mikhail Pugovkin


  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

The Sword and the Dragon
The Sword and the Dragon

Original Title Илья Муромец

Status Released

Original Language Russian

Budget -

Revenue -


Content Score


Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?