Knights of the Teutonic Order (film)
|Knights of the Teutonic Order|
|Directed by||Aleksander Ford|
|Produced by||Zygmunt Król|
|Screenplay by||Jerzy Stefan Stawiński|
Henryk Sienkiewicz (novel)
|Music by||Kazimierz Serocki|
|Country||People's Republic of Poland|
|Box office||zł100,000,000 (by March 1961)|
The plot is situated in the late-14th century and early-15th century Poland and centers on the Polish–Lithuanian–Teutonic War (1409-1411) and the final Battle of Grunwald (1410). 15,000 extras were employed to create the battle scenes. The film attracted to cinema masses of viewers and remains one of the most attended films in Polish history: it sold 2 million tickets within several months, 14 million after four years and as of 1987, it had some 32,315,695 admissions. It was also exported to forty-six foreign countries, and sold 29.6 million tickets in the Soviet Union and 2,650,700 in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, and was the most successful Polish film internationally. It was a Polish submission to the 33rd Academy Awards.
It was released on 15 July 1960, the 550th anniversary of the battle of Grunwald.
- Grażyna Staniszewska as Danusia Jurandówna
- Urszula Modrzyńska as Jagienka ze Zgorzelic
- Mieczysław Kalenik as Zbyszko z Bogdańca
- Aleksander Fogiel as Maćko z Bogdańca
- Andrzej Szalawski as Jurand ze Spychowa
- Leon Niemczyk as Fulko de Lorche
- Henryk Borowski as Zygfryd de Löwe
- Mieczysław Voit as Kuno von Lichtenstein
- Tadeusz Białoszczyński as Duke Janusz I of Warsaw
- Stanisław Jasiukiewicz as Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights Ulrich von Jungingen
- Emil Karewicz as King Władysław Jagiełło
- Józef Kostecki as Lithuanian duke Witold
- Janusz Strachocki as Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights Konrad von Jungingen
- Lucyna Winnicka as Duchess Anna Danuta, wife of Janusz I of Warsaw
- Cezary Julski as Zawisza Czarny
- Jerzy Kozakiewicz as Cztan z Rogowa
- Janusz Paluszkiewicz as royal marshall
- Jerzy Pichelski as Powala of Taczew
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- Крестоносцы. kinopoisk.ru.
- Křižáci. Film Culture: Brno 1945-1970.
- "Polski's Top O'Seas Takes From 1947 Through 1975". Variety. May 12, 1976. p. 426.
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