The Blue Bird (1975)

Blue Bird
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating G
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Adaptation, Fantasy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Elizabeth Taylor Actor Mother 1 1000001
Elizabeth Taylor Actor Witch 1 1000002
Jane Fonda Actor Night 1 1000003
Ava Gardner Actor Luxury 1 1000004
Cicely Tyson Actor Cat 1 1000005
Robert Morley Actor Father Time 1 1000006
Harry Andrews Actor Oak 1 1000007
Todd Lookinland Actor Tyltyl 1 1000008
Patsy Kensit-Healy Actor Mytyl 1 1000009
Will Geer Actor Grandfather 1 1000010
Mona Washbourne Actor Grandmother 1 1000011
George Cole Actor Dog 1 1000012
Richard Pearson Actor Bread 1 1000013
Nadejda Pavlova Actor Blue Bird 1 1000014
George Vitzin Actor Sugar 1 1000015
Margareta Terechova Actor Milk 1 1000016
Oleg Popov Actor Fat Laughter 1 1000017
Valentina Ganibalova Actor Water 1 1000018
Yevgeny Scherbakov Actor Fire 1 1000019
Pheona McLellan Actor Sick Girl 1 1000020
George Cukor Director n/a 2 2000001
Paul Maslansky Producer n/a 3 3000001
Edward Lewis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Lee Savin Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Paul Radin Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Hugh Whitemore Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Alfred Hayes Screenplay (USA) 120778 4000002
Alexei Kapler Screenplay (USSR) 120778 4000003
Maurice Maeterlinck Source Material (from novel) ("The Blue Bird") 120793 4000004
Mike Gowans Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Yevgeny Tatarsky Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Liliana Markova Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Stirling Harris Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Freddie Young Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Ionas Gritzus Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Ernest Walter Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tatyana Shaprio Editor n/a 172 7000002
Stanford Allen Editor n/a 172 7000003
Irwin Kostal Music n/a 120781 8000001
Lionel Newman Music n/a 120781 8000002
Tony Harrison Theme Lyrics lyrics 120861 8000003
Brian Wildsmith Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Yevgeny Starikovitch Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Edward Isaev Set Decorator n/a 165 9000003
Tamara Polyanskaya Set Decorator n/a 165 9000004
Valery Urkevich Art Director art direction 183 9000005
Theodore Soderberg Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000001
Gordon Everett Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Gregory Elbert Sound n/a 120816 14000003
John Bramall Sound n/a 120816 14000004
Aleksandar Arshansky Production production director 120824 25000001
Synopsis
The Queen of Light leads two peasant children, brother and sister Mytyl and Tyltyl, on a quest for the Blue Bird of Happiness. She provides them with a hat that has a magic diamond which gives them the power to draw out the souls of all things, animate and inanimate. So on their way, they are accompanied by the personifications of a cat, a dog, water, bread, sugar, fire, and others. Mytyl and Tyltyl visit kingdoms of the past and future, learning and becoming more wise with each visit. And finally, they learn that the blue bird that they have been looking for was in their own backyard the whole time.