The Scarlet Empress (Criterion Collection) (Full Frame)

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The Scarlet Empress (Criterion Collection) (Full Frame)

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Starring: Eric Alden, Erville Alderson, Richard Alexander, James Burke, Davison Clark, Jane Darwell, Marlene Dietrich, Louise Dresser, Anna Duncan, Elinor Fair, Gerald Fielding, Gavin Gordon, Julanne Johnston, Maria Sieber, Phillip G. Sleeman, C. Aubrey Smith, Ruthelma Stevens, Olive Tell, Jameson Thomas, Edward Van Sloan, Hans Heinrich Von Twardowski, Bruce Warren, John Davidson, Sam Jaffe, James Marcus, Harry Woods, John Lodge, May Foster, Eunice Moore, Dina Smirnova, Marie Wells, Nadine Beresford, Bell

Director: Josef Von Sternberg

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DVD, 110 minutes, CRITERION

Of the two 1934 film versions of the life of Russia's Catherine the Great, Josef von Sternberg's The Scarlet Empress was the most opulent and exotic. Marlene Dietrich plays the German-born Catherine, who is required to marry Russia's mad Grand Duke Peter (Sam Jaffe, decked out in a Harpo Marx wig). As if her joke of a marriage isn't torment enough, Catherine must endure the excesses of her new mother-in-law, Empress Elizabeth (Louise Dresser). Eventually, Catherine finds solace -- and romance -- in the form of Count Alexei (John Lodge). But even this balm is denied her when the ambitious Alexei begins wooing the much-older Elizabeth. When the old Empress dies, Catherine ascends to the Russian throne, knowing full well that her addled husband would kill her at the slightest provocation. Soon her power outstrips Peter's, and the opportunistic Alexei now comes back into her life. The finale finds Catherine emerging triumphant over all her enemies -- and, in the film's least subtle sequence (which is saying a lot!), the new Empress is shown astride a horse, to whom she displays far more affection than any of her human compatriots. The Scarlet Empress has even less to do with accuracy than Paul Czinner's Catherine the Great of the same year, which starred Elizabeth Bergner. Watch for Dietrich's real-life daughter Maria Sieber (aka Maria Riva) as the 7-year-old Catherine in the early scenes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi.

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Starring:
Eric Alden,
Erville Alderson,
Richard Alexander,
James Burke,
Davison Clark,
Jane Darwell,
Marlene Dietrich,
Louise Dresser,
Anna Duncan,
Elinor Fair,
Gerald Fielding,
Gavin Gordon,
Julanne Johnston,
Maria Sieber,
Phillip G. Sleeman,
C. Aubrey Smith,
Ruthelma Stevens,
Olive Tell,
Jameson Thomas,
Edward Van Sloan,
Hans Heinrich Von Twardowski,
Bruce Warren,
John Davidson,
Sam Jaffe,
James Marcus,
Harry Woods,
John Lodge,
May Foster,
Eunice Moore,
Dina Smirnova,
Marie Wells,
Nadine Beresford,
Bell
Director: Josef Von Sternberg
Studio Name: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date:
Rating: Not Rated
Format: DVD
Screen Format: Full Frame
Run Time (in minutes): 104 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: PCM Mono
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.23
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.44

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