The Scarlet Empress

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The Scarlet Empress

based on novel or book russia royal family biography royalty empress pre-code 18th century catherine the great

The Scarlet Empress

Release Date: May 09, 1934

Year    :   1934
Slogan    :   «The Reigning Beauty of the Screen!»
Genres    :   Drama, History, Romance
Production Companies    :   Paramount
Director    :   Josef von Sternberg
Producers    :   Josef von Sternberg, Emanuel Cohen
Writers    :   Catherine II, Manuel Komroff
RunTime    :   104 mins.
Budget    :   900000

During the 18th century, German noblewoman Sophia Frederica, who would later become Catherine the Great, travels to Moscow to marry the dimwitted Grand Duke Peter, the heir to the Russian throne. Their arranged marriage proves to be loveless, and Catherine takes many lovers, including the handsome Count Alexei, and bears a son. When the unstable Peter eventually ascends to the throne, Catherine plots to oust him from power.




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