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The Rise of Catherine the Great

The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934)

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Release Date: Jan 18, 1934 Wide

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This historical drama recounts the events that led up to the rule of Russia's 18th-century Catherine the Great. Arriving from Germany as a young woman who is to wed Grand Duke Peter, she soon becomes caught up in the court intrigue and marries the lit-fuse duke. As the Grand Duke's mother lays dying, she relates her fears about her son's mental states, leaving Catherine to contend with his irrational and cruel behavior. When he goes too far with his antics, he is overthrown and put to death,

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Truly flat historical drama. See The Scarlet Empress instead.

February 11, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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