The Scarlet Empress (1934)

May 09, 1934 104 min Watch Trailer

overview : 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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CAST

Marlene DietrichPrincess Sophia Frederica / Catherine II
John LodgeCount Alexei
Sam JaffeGrand Duke Peter
Louise DresserEmpress Elizabeth Petrovna
C. Aubrey SmithPrince August
Gavin GordonCapt. Gregori Orloff
Olive TellPrincess Johanna Elizabeth
Ruthelma StevensCountess Elizabeth 'Lizzie'
Davison ClarkArchimandrite Simeon Todorsky / Arch-Episcope
Erville AldersonChancelor Alexei Bestuchef
Jane DarwellMiss Cardell, Sophia's Nurse (uncredited)
Edward Van SloanHerr Wagner (uncredited)
Akim TamiroffBit Part (uncredited)

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