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Hussar Ballad

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Language  Russian
7.6/10 IMDb

Director  Eldar Ryazanov
Country  Soviet Union
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Release date  1962 (Soviet Union) July 13, 1963 (United States)
Writer  Aleksandr Gladkov (play), Aleksandr Gladkov (screenplay), Eldar Ryazanov

Tikhon khrennikov a lullaby for svetlana from the hussar ballad movie

The Hussar Ballad (Russian: Гусарская баллада, Gusarskaya ballada) is a 1962 Soviet musical film by Eldar Ryazanov, filmed on Mosfilm. In effect, it is one of the best loved musical comedies in Russia.


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With most of its dialogue delivered in verse, Ryazanov's script romanticizes the adventures of Nadezhda Durova during the Napoleonic wars. The swift paced, action packed, humor filled adventure is ingeniously mixed with light-hearted acting bravado and memorable operetta pieces. The film's musical score and songs were written by Tikhon Khrennikov.

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The leading roles — those of the cavalry maiden Shurochka Azarova and the dashing hussar Poruchik Dmitry Rzhevsky — were played by Andrei Mironov's wife Larisa Golubkina and the People's Artist of the USSR Yuri Yakovlev, respectively. Comedian Igor Ilyinsky appeared as one-eyed Field-Marshal Prince Mikhail Kutuzov.

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The film is based on the play A Long Time Ago by Alexander Gladkov.

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The film proved so popular with Soviet audiences that poruchik Rzhevsky became quite a folklore character, featured in numerous jokes. See Russian jokes#Poruchik Rzhevsky for samples.

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  • Larisa Golubkina as Shura Azarova
  • Yury Yakovlev as Poruchik Dmitry Rzhevsky
  • Igor Ilyinsky as Field-Marshal Kutuzov
  • Nikolai Kryuchkov as Ivan
  • Viktor Koltsov as Major Azarov
  • Antoni Khodursky as Count Nurin
  • Tatyana Shmyga as Louise Germont
  • Lev Polyakov as Pelymov
  • Yuri Belov as hussar-partisan
  • References

    Hussar Ballad Wikipedia
    Hussar Ballad IMDb Hussar Ballad

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