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Alexander Nevsky

Alexander Nevsky

Nikolai Cherkasov
Director: Sergei Eisenstein Cast: Nikolai Cherkasov
Nikolai Cherkasov
, Nikolai Okhlopkov
Nikolai Okhlopkov
, Andrei Abrikosov
Andrei Abrikosov
Sergei Eisenstein


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Like many of Eisenstein's best films, Alexander Nevsky was conceived as a morale-booster, aimed at stirring up Russian patriotism. It is set in the 13th century, but the villainous Teutonic Knights are obviously meant to represent the burgeoning threat of Hitler's hordes. With Russia besieged by both these knights and by the Tartars, only a charismatic leader can save the populace from these barbaric baby killers (yes, we see the villains tossing screaming infants into bonfires!) The hero of the piece is the legendary Prince Alexander Nevsky, portrayed by Nikolai Cherkasov, who bears a striking resemblance to Gary Cooper. The saving turnaround for Nevsky is the battle of ice-covered Lake Peipus in 1242. This bravura sequence is staged in spectacular fashion, underlined by the specially-commissioned music of Sergei Prokofiev.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2020
UPC: 0191091421499
Original Release: 1938
Rating: NR
Source: Mr Fat - W Video
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 39,741

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nikolai Cherkasov Alexander Nevsky
Nikolai Okhlopkov Vassily Buslai
Andrei Abrikosov Gavrilo Olexich
Dmitri N. Orlov Ignat, Master Armourer
V.K. Novikov Pavsha, Governor of Pskov
Vladimir Yershov Master of the Teutonic Order
N.N. Arski Domash, Nobleman of Novgorod
Valeria O. Massalitinova Amefa Timofeyevna, Mother of Buslai
Valentina Ivasheva Olga, a Novgorod Girl
Alexandra Danilova Vassilissa
Sergei Blinnikov Tverdilo, Traitorous Mayor of Pskov
Ivan Lagutin Anani, a Monk
Lev Fenin The Bishop
N.A. Rogozbbin The Black-Robed Monk

Technical Credits
Sergei Eisenstein Director,Screenwriter
Pyotr Pavlenko Screenwriter
Sergey Prokofiev Score Composer
Eduard K. Tissé Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Alexander Nevsky
255. Chapter 1 [1:49:33]

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