Alexander Nevsky

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Eisenstein drew on history, Russian folk narratives, and the techniques of Walt Disney to create this broadly painted epic of Russian resilience. This story of Teutonic knights vanquished by Prince Alexander Nevsky’s tactical brilliance resonated deeply... read more
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Eisenstein drew on history, Russian folk narratives, and the techniques of Walt Disney to create this broadly painted epic of Russian resilience. This story of Teutonic knights vanquished by Prince Alexander Nevsky’s tactical brilliance resonated deeply with a Soviet Union concerned with the rise of Nazi Germany. Widely imitated—most notably by Laurence Olivier's Battle of Agincourt re-creation for Henry V—the Battle on the Ice scene remains one of the most famous audio-visual experiments in film history, perfectly blending action with the rousing score of Sergei Prokofiev.

Original Release

11/26/1938

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Cast

Nikolay Cherkasov Aleksandr Nevsky (as N. Cherkasov)
Nikolai Okhlopkov Vasili Buslai (as N. Okhlopkov)
Andrei Abrikosov Gavrilo Oleksich (as A. Abrikosov)
Varvara Massalitinova Amelfa Timoferevna - Buslai's Mother (as V. Massalitova)
Nikolai Arsky Domash Tverdislavich - a Novgorod Boyar (as N. Arsky)
Sergei Blinnikov Tverdilo - Traitorous Mayor of Pskov (as S. Blinnikov)
Valentina Ivashova Olga Danilovna - a Maid of Novgorod (as V. Ivashova)
Ivan Klyukvin Pskov Warrior
Fyodor Odinokov
Nikolai Vitovtov Teutonic Knight
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Dmitriy Vasilev, Sergei M. Eisenstein

Writers

Sergei M. Eisenstein, Pyotr Pavlenko

Cast

Nikolay Cherkasov Aleksandr Nevsky (as N. Cherkasov)
Nikolai Okhlopkov Vasili Buslai (as N. Okhlopkov)
Andrei Abrikosov Gavrilo Oleksich (as A. Abrikosov)
Varvara Massalitinova Amelfa Timoferevna - Buslai's Mother (as V. Massalitova)
Nikolai Arsky Domash Tverdislavich - a Novgorod Boyar (as N. Arsky)
Sergei Blinnikov Tverdilo - Traitorous Mayor of Pskov (as S. Blinnikov)
Valentina Ivashova Olga Danilovna - a Maid of Novgorod (as V. Ivashova)
Ivan Klyukvin Pskov Warrior
Fyodor Odinokov
Nikolai Vitovtov Teutonic Knight
Dmitriy Orlov Ignat - the Master Armorer (as D. Orlov)
Vasili Novikov Pavsha - Governor of Pskov (as V. Novikov)
Aleksandra Danilova Vasilisa - a Maid of Pskov (as A. Danilova)
Vladimir Yershov Von Balk - Grand Master of the Teutonic Order (as V. Yershov)
Ivan Lagutin Anani - a Monk (as I. Lagutin)
Lev Fenin The Archbishop (as L. Fenin)
Naum Rogozhin The Black-Hooded Monk (as N. Rogozhin)
A. Gulkovski Teutonic Knight
Pavel Pashkov Mikula

Editors

Sergei M. Eisenstein, Esfir Tobak

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