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Lyudmila Tselikovskaya in Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

1944 NR

Director Sergei Eisenstein's classic, critically acclaimed epic chronicles the life of 16th century Russian tsar Ivan IV (Ivan Grozny, played by Nikolai Cherkasov). His 1547 coronation -- in which the former archduke of Moscow crowned himself Tsar -- is just one part of a life that witnessed wars, a marriage to Anastasia (Lyudmila Tselikovskaya), life-threatening illness, self-imposed exile and the petition of Muscovites that Ivan return to power.