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  • The Day the Earth Froze (1959)
  • Not Rated
    90 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The Day the Earth Froze (1959)
Not Rated
90 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Based on Finnish mythology, this movie traces the exploits of Lemminkäinen as he woos the fair Annikki and battles the evil witch Louhi. Louhi kidnaps Annikki to compel her brother to build for her a Sampo, a magical device that creates ...See moreBased on Finnish mythology, this movie traces the exploits of Lemminkäinen as he woos the fair Annikki and battles the evil witch Louhi. Louhi kidnaps Annikki to compel her brother to build for her a Sampo, a magical device that creates salt, grain, and gold. When Lemminkäinen tries (and fails) to recover the Sampo, Louhi steals the sun, plunging the world into frozen darkness. Written by Leo L. Schwab See less
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Writers
Viktor Vitkovich (screenplay) (as Viktor Vitkovitsh) | Grigori Yagdfeld (screenplay) (as Grigori Jagdfeld) | Väinö Kaukonen (dialogue adaptation: Finnish language) (as V. Kaukonen)
Producer
Gleb Kuznetsov (as Georgi Kuznetsov)
Cinematographers
Gennadi Tsekavyj (as G. Tsekavyj) | Viktor Yakushev (as V. Yakushev)
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Release date
Apr 1964 (United States)

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41 cast members
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Urho Somersalmi
Väinämöinen Väinämöinen   See fewer
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Anna Orochko
Louhi (as Anna Orotshko) Louhi (as Anna Orotshko)   See fewer
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Ivan Voronov
Ilmarinen Ilmarinen   See fewer
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Andris Osins
Lemminkäinen (as Andris Oshin) Lemminkäinen (as Andris Oshin)   See fewer
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Ada Voytsik
Mother of Lemminkäinen (as Ada Voitsik) Mother of Lemminkäinen (as Ada Voitsik)   See fewer
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Eve Kivi
Annikki Annikki   See fewer
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Georgiy Millyar
Sorcerer (as Georgi Milljar) Sorcerer (as Georgi Milljar)   See fewer
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Mikhail Troyanovskiy
Soothsayer (as Mihail Trojanovski) Soothsayer (as Mihail Trojanovski)   See fewer
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Anatoliy Barantsev
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Vladimir Boriskin
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Valentin Bryleev
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Anneli Haahdenmaa
Annikki (voice) (version: Finnish) Annikki (voice) (version: Finnish)   See fewer
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Maikki Hako
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Hilkka Helinä
Lemminkäinen's mother (voice) (version: Finnish) Lemminkäinen's mother (voice) (version: Finnish)   See fewer
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E. Hippeläinen
Actress (as Emma Hippeläinen) Actress (as Emma Hippeläinen)   See fewer
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Mauno Hyvönen
Ilmarinen (voice) (version: Finnish) Ilmarinen (voice) (version: Finnish)   See fewer
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D. Karpova
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Kauko Kokkonen
Lemminkäinen (voice) (version: Finnish) Lemminkäinen (voice) (version: Finnish)   See fewer
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N. Kollen
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Varma Lahtinen
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Toivo Lankinen
Velho (voice) (version: Finnish) Velho (voice) (version: Finnish)   See fewer
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Lennart Lauramaa
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Helmi Lehosti
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A. Lenskaya
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Annikki Linnoila
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Alice Lyly
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Aleksandra Macheret
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Marvin Miller
Narrator (voice) (version: English) Narrator (voice) (version: English)   See fewer
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Pyotr Modnikov
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Maija-Liisa Pohjola
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John 'Shorty' Powers
Lemminkainen (voice) (version: English) (as Colonel John 'Shorty' Powers) Lemminkainen (voice) (version: English) (as Colonel John 'Shorty' Powers)   See fewer
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Pirkko Raitio
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Sylva Rossi
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Kuuno Sevander
Tietäjä (voice) (version: Finnish) Tietäjä (voice) (version: Finnish)   See fewer
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Maininki Sippola
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Aune Somersalmi
Louhi (voice) (version: Finnish) Louhi (voice) (version: Finnish)   See fewer
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Viktor Uralskiy
Actor (as Viktor Uralskij) Actor (as Viktor Uralskij)   See fewer
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Yrjö Jyrinkoski
Narrator (voice) (version: Finnish) (uncredited) Narrator (voice) (version: Finnish) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nikolay Lebedev
Old Man (uncredited) Old Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lea Venkula
Kalevalainen tyttö (uncredited) Kalevalainen tyttö (uncredited)   See fewer
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3.9 / 10 | 1,249 votes