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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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The Desperadoes (1943) Charles Vidor, Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Glenn Ford, Action, Comedy, Romance

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Popular mailcoach driver Uncle Willie is in fact in league with the town’s crooked banker. They plan to have the bank robbed after emptying it, and when Willie’s choice for this doesn’t show in time, he gets some local boys to do it. When his man does turn up he decides to stick around, as he is pals with the sheriff and also takes a shine to Willie’s daughter Allison. This gives the bad men several new problems.
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The Overcoat / Shinel (1959) Aleksey Batalov, Rolan Bykov, Yuriy Tolubeev, Aleksandra Yozhkina, Drama

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The Overcoat is a 1959 Soviet film directed by Aleksey Batalov, based on Nikolai Gogol story “The Overcoat”.
The story centers on the life and death of Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin, an impoverished government clerk and copyist in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg. Akaky is dedicated to his job as a titular councillor, taking special relish in the hand-copying of documents, though little recognized in his department for his hard work.
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