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Catherine of Russia (1963)

Caterina di Russia (original title)
Caterina finds out that her husband Peter Tzar of Russia, is plotting to kill her. She sets Count Orlov free from prison, Peter's sworn enemy, becomes empress of Russia and leads the ... See full summary »

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Umberto Lenzi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hildegard Knef ... Catherine the Great (as Hildegarde Neff)
Sergio Fantoni ... Orloff
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Count Poniatowski (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)
Angela Cavo Angela Cavo ... Anna, chambermaid
Ennio Balbo Ennio Balbo ... Count Panin
Leonardo Botta Leonardo Botta ... Saltikoff
Vera Besusso Vera Besusso ... Princess Woronzoff
Gianni Solaro Gianni Solaro ... Captain Schverik
Enzo Fiermonte ... General Munic
Tina Lattanzi Tina Lattanzi ... Czarina Elizabeth
Romano Ghini Romano Ghini ... Alan
Tullio Altamura Tullio Altamura ... Latouche
Janez Vrhovec Janez Vrhovec ... (as Janez Vhrcovec)
Franco Jamonte Franco Jamonte ... (as Franco Iamonte)
G. Voujaklia G. Voujaklia
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Caterina finds out that her husband Peter Tzar of Russia, is plotting to kill her. She sets Count Orlov free from prison, Peter's sworn enemy, becomes empress of Russia and leads the Cossacks army against him. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Drama | History

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Country:

Italy | France | Yugoslavia

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 January 1963 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Catherine of Russia See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Technically well made - historically a catastrophe
6 February 2006 | by MarcusCyronSee all my reviews

Yes - it's Fun to SEE this movie. Costumes, Art Direction, Cinematography are really wonderful.

But historically it's a disaster. The Bad German Czar and his sad wife (the author seems to forgotten, she was a German too). The bad Czar was in real life an reformer. Intrigous were Catharine and Orloff - here they are shown as victims. But it's nothing new. Often in history the Kingslayer at the end shown as the heroes. But it makes nothing better.

The acting is all in all good, only the leading actress (she really looks bad here) is only cold and colorless. Mostly Raul Grassilli as Peter III. is really good.

This movie is only an anti-German history-fake. Sad, but true.


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