Taras Bulba

Taras Bulba

Tony Curtis
Director: J. Lee Thompson Cast: Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis
, Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
, Christine Kaufmann
Christine Kaufmann
J. Lee Thompson


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The spectacular hordes of Cossack horsemen flying across the steppes to do battle with first one enemy and then another are the highlights of this otherwise thinly scripted costume drama set in the 16th century in the Ukraine. After the Cossack leader Taras Bulba (Yul Brynner) makes a pact with the Poles to join forces against the Turks and drive them from the European steppes, victory brings betrayal as the Poles then turn on their ally and force the Cossacks into the hills. From there, Taras Bulba decides that one of his sons, Andrei (Tony Curtis), will be sent to Polish schools to better learn the nature of their enemy. While away from home and hearth, the adult Andrei falls in love with a Polish noblewoman, Natalia (Christine Kaufmann, who would become the second Mrs. Curtis). As time progresses, the tensions between father and son, loyalty and love, ethnic identity and assimilation steadily increase until they end in tragedy. Taras Bulba was nominated for a 1963 Academy Award for "Best Music," scored by Franz Waxman.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2014
UPC: 0738329139421
Original Release: 1962
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 2:02:00
Sales rank: 20,575

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tony Curtis Andrei Bulba
Yul Brynner Taras Bulba
Christine Kaufmann Natalia Dubrov
Sam Wanamaker Filipenko
Brad Dexter Shilo
Guy Rolfe Prince Grigory
Perry Lopez Ostap Bulba
George Macready Governor
Ilka Windish Sophia Bulba
Vladimir Sokoloff Old Stepan
Daniel Ocko Ivan Mykola
Abraham Sofaer Abbot
Mickey Finn Korzh
Richard Rust Capt. Alex
Ron Weyand Tymoshevsky
Chuck Hayward Dolotov
Syl Lamont Kimon Kandor
Ellen Davalos Zina
Jack Raine Mayor
Vladimir Irman Grisha Kubenko

Technical Credits
J. Lee Thompson Director
Folmar Blangsted Editor
William F. Calvert Set Decoration/Design
Edward Carrere Art Director
Harold Hecht Producer
Norma Koch Costumes/Costume Designer
Emile LaVigne Makeup
Joe MacDonald Cinematographer
Frank McCoy Makeup
Gene Milford Editor
William H. Reynolds Editor
Waldo Salt Screenwriter
Dan Striepeke Makeup
Karl Tunberg Screenwriter
Edna Warren Editor
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Alexander Whitelaw Associate Producer
Barney Wolff Special Effects

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