Tag Archives: 1960s

Skazka o tsare Saltane / The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1967) Aleksandr Ptushko, Vladimir Andreyev, Larisa Golubkina, Oleg Vidov, Family, Fantasy

Skazka o tsare Saltane AKA The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1967)
Due to the genius of the great Russian poet Pushkin, this tale has become known to children in many countries of the world. It is about the amazing adventures of the brave Tsarevich Guidon, the thirty three knights led by their elder, Chernomor, the beautiful Tsarevna Swan, bewitched by an evil sorcerer, and, of course, Tsar Saltan himself who had first ruined his happy family life, but later miraculously restored it.

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Woman Times Seven (1967) Vittorio De Sica, Shirley MacLaine, Elspeth March, Peter Sellers, Comedy, Drama

Woman Times Seven (Vittorio de Sica, 1967)
Seven mini-stories of adultery: “Funeral Possession,” a wayward widow at her husband’s funeral; “Amateur Night,” angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; “Two Against One,” seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; “Super Simone,” wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; “At the Opera,” a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; “Suicides,” a death pact; “Snow,” would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband.

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Yeonsangun / Prince Yeonsan (1961) Sang-ok Shin, Yeong-gyun Shin, Sung-il Shin, Dong-won Kim, Drama

Yeonsangun (1961)
This is a typical historical drama from the early 1960s on Yeonsangun (Shin Young-kyun), a king who had a life of extreme ups and downs. He is a son of King Seongjong (Kim Dong-won) and in great shock as he finds out that he is the son of deposed queen Yoon (Ju Jeung-ryu). As soon as he ascends the throne, Yeonsangun tries to restore the queen title of his mother but faces opposition from his grandmother, Queen Dowager Insu (Jeon-Ok), and her courtiers, which turns him into a violent king.

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