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The Rise of Catherine the Great

1934 Rated NR 1hr 35m

History comes alive in this drama featuring Elisabeth Bergner as Sophia Augusta Frederika, the German princess renamed Catherine who marries Peter (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.), the grand duke of Russia. The union quickly falters as Peter's demons take over. Before long, he has placed another woman in his bed and begun his reign of terror. His citizens carry out a coup that finally places Catherine in power, but requires her to make a painful choice.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.