Taras Bulba

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The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the Steps to the Cossacks. After the battle, however, the Poles back out of their agreement and force the Cossacks into the hills. Taras Bulba, a Cossack Colonel, raises his son, Andrei Bulba to learn the ways of the Poles so he can one day defeat them in battle. In his learning process, however, Andrei falls in love with the daughter of a Polish Nobleman. This twist causes Andrei Bulba to choose between the love of the Cossacks, and the love of a woman, and causes Taras Bulba to choose between the love of his son, and the love of the Cossacks.

  1. Karl Tunberg


  2. Waldon Salt


  3. J. Lee Thompson


  4. Nikolai Gogol


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  1. Tony Curtis

    Tony Curtis

    Andrei Bulba

  2. Yul Brynner

    Yul Brynner

    Taras Bulba

  3. Sam Wanamaker

    Sam Wanamaker


  4. Brad Dexter

    Brad Dexter


  5. Perry Lopez

    Perry Lopez

    Ostap Bulba

  6. Christine Kaufmann

    Christine Kaufmann

    Natlaia Dubrov

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • December 19, 1962



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Faith and a good Sabre arm.

Taras Bulba is directed by J. Lee Thompson and adapted to the screen by Waldo Salt and Karl Tunberg from a story by Nikolai Gogol. It stars Yul Brynner, Tony Curtis, Christine Kaufmann and Perry Lopez. Out of United Artists, it's a DeLuxe/Eastman Color/Panavision production, with the music scored by Franz Waxman and cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.

Loosely based on Gogol's short novel, story tells of a Cossack uprising against the Polish forces who have taken control of the Ukraine. At the centre of the Cossack army is the leader Taras (Brynner) and his two... read the rest.

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