The amazing nature of the Crimea is simply doomed to be the dream of directors of many generations! Of course, films are still being shot on the peninsula. But in Soviet times, Crimea was a kind of "Hollywood" of the Union. Dozens of films were shot there. Moreover, Crimea "played" not only itself, but also portrayed abroad. For example, America in Vladimir Weinstock's The Headless Horseman. Or Ancient Jerusalem - in the "Master and Margarita" by Vladimir Bortko. In general, the peninsula happened to pretend to be all continents in the cinema! Well, except Antarctica, to be precise. We decided to recall the most favorite films that were shot in Soviet Hollywood.
The film "Scarlet Sails" was filmed in 1961 based on the novel of the same name by Alexander Green. Directed by Alexander Ptushko. Filming took place mainly in Alupka, Koktebel and Yalta.
The Headless Horseman is a 1973 film based on the novel of the same name by Mayne Reed. Joint production of Cuba. Directed by Vladimir Weinstock.
"An Ordinary Miracle" is a 1964 film based on the play of the same name by Eugene Schwartz (the first film adaptation). Directed by Erast Garin. Part of the filming took place in Vorontsov Palace (Alupka).
"Mio, my Mio" is a joint Soviet-Norwegian-Swedish film (1987). Directed by Vladimir Grammatikov.
"The Blue Bird" is the only joint Soviet-American fairy tale film of 1975 (based on the play of the same name by Maurice Maeterlinck). Directed by George Cukor. Starring Elizabeth Taylor.
"The Magic Lamp of Aladdin" is a 1966 film based on the fairy tale "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp" from the collection "One Thousand and One Nights". Directed by Boris Knyazarev. The whole "Baghdad" was built in Crimea.
"Ivan Vasilyevich changes his profession— is a 1973 film based on Mikhail Bulgakov's play "Ivan Vasilyevich". Directed by Leonid Gaidai. Crimea appeared on the screen in the frames where director Yakin shoots a musical number. There is an action on the Yalta embankment.
"The Caucasian Captive, or the New Adventures of Shurik" is a 1966 film. Directed by Leonid Gaidai. Oddly enough, Crimea got the role of the Caucasus in this film.
"Sannikov Land" is a film made in 1972-1973 (based on the novel of the same name by Vladimir Obruchev). The directors are Leonid Popov and Albert Mkrtchyan. Several scenes were shot in the Crimea (in the Nikitskaya Cleft).
Amphibian Man is a 1961 film based on the novel of the same name by Alexander Belyaev. The directors are Vladimir Chebotarev and Gennady Kazansky. Most of the filming took place at Laspi Bay on The Crimean Peninsula. The directors chose this place because of the clear water.
"Three plus Two" is a 1963 film based on the play "Savages" by Sergei Mikhalkov. Directed by Henrikh Oganesyan. The comedy was filmed in the Crimean village of Novy Svet (near Sokol Mountain), on the Embankment of Sudak and in Alushte.