This is a poor adaptation of Gogol's classic novel, featuring Yul Brynner as the legendary cossack leader Taras Bulba. Betrayed by the Polish army circa 1550, Brynner and his men are forced to flee across the Russian steppes. Later, Brynner raises two sons who follow in their father's
footsteps. Curtis, however, falls in love with Polish noblewoman Kaufmann, a romance that leads to a violent confrontation between father and son. TARAS BULBA seemed doomed to fail from the start. First, producer Harold Hecht wanted to cut costs, so he filmed this tale of 16th-century cossacks in
Argentina. The local gauchos, who played the hundreds of soldiers, did more fighting to g...