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Boris Stepantsev

Shchelkunchik (The Nutcracker)

Edition 1980
27' - 1973 - Animated film, Romance, Short - Dialogue: Russian
Director: Boris Stepantsev With: Hans Conried, Shirley MacLaine
The film takes place in the XIX century. In a rich house come to the New Year's tree children from rich families. A servant girl, similar to Cosette from Les Miserables Victor Hugo, observes their holiday. After the holiday, during the cleaning of the hall, she dances with a broom instead of a partner and sees an abandoned nutcracker - a toy that was cracked with nuts and almost broke. She awakens a pity for the Nutcracker, and he comes to life and tells the main character about his past.

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Boris Stepantsev


Hans Conried, Shirley MacLaine


Boris Stepantsev, Boris Larin

Director of Photography

Mikhail Druyan


Izabella Gerasimova

Non-original music

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

More information



Countries of production

Union soviétique

Screenplay based on

"Nutcracker and Mouse King" (E.T.A. Hoffmann)



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