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Catherine the Great

1934 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

DramaHistoryRomance

Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. The domineering Empress hopes to improve the royal blood line. Sophia doesn't like her husband, but she likes Russia, and is very fond of Russian soldiers. She dutifully produces a son -- of questionable fatherhood, but no one ms to mind that. After the old empress dies, Sophia engineers a coup d'etat with the aid of the military, does away with Peter, and becomes Catherine the Great. Written by John Oswalt Catherine the Great is a 1934 English-language Drama History film starring Elisabeth Bergner, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Flora Robson, Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe and Harry Woods. London Films was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Alexander Korda and Ludovico Toeplitz. Catherine the Great is written by Marjorie Deans and Arthur Wimperis and it is directed by Paul Czinner. United Artists acquired the distribution rights for the movie. Catherine the Great was released on 27th July 1934 and takes a screen time of 94 minutes. Cinematography was done by Georges P rinal and editing by Stephen Harrison and Harold Young. The music was composed by Ernst Toch along with Irving Berlin.
  • Jini Score
    85%
  • Rating
    7.6/10
  • Jini Score
    85%
  • Rating
    7.6/10
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. The domineering Empress hopes to improve the royal blood line. Sophia doesn't like her husband, but she likes Russia, and is very fond of Russian soldiers. She dutifully produces a son -- of questionable fatherhood, but no one ms to mind that. After the old empress dies, Sophia engineers a coup d'etat with the aid of the military, does away with Peter, and becomes Catherine the Great. Written by John Oswalt Catherine the Great is a 1934 English-language Drama History film starring Elisabeth Bergner, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Flora Robson, Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe and Harry Woods. London Films was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Alexander Korda and Ludovico Toeplitz. Catherine the Great is written by Marjorie Deans and Arthur Wimperis and it is directed by Paul Czinner. United Artists acquired the distribution rights for the movie. Catherine the Great was released on 27th July 1934 and takes a screen time of 94 minutes. Cinematography was done by Georges P rinal and editing by Stephen Harrison and Harold Young. The music was composed by Ernst Toch along with Irving Berlin.

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