Rasputin and the Empress (1933)
Release Date: Mar 24, 1933 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 153
It's hard to separate fact and fancy from the many accounts of what happened on the set when all three of the fabulous Barrymores -- Ethel, John and Lionel -- appeared together for the only time in Rasputin and the Empress. As for the end result, John offers the subtlest (!) performance as Russian Prince Paul Chegodieff; Lionel throws all caution to the four winds in the role of "Mad Monk" Rasputin; and Ethel comes off as rather artificial as Empress Alexandra (Ethel was more appealing in her
Mar 24, 1933 Wide
Mar 23, 2009
Prince Paul Chegodie...
Empress Alexandra (T...
Rasputin (aka Father...
C. Henry Gordon
Grand Duke Igor
Maria (First Princes...
Anastasia (Second Pr...
German Language Teac...
Butler (serving Tobo...
Chief of Secret Poli...
Gustav von Seyfferti...
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Boleslawksi's lavish production of this historical melodrama is best known today as the only film that all three Barrymores (John, Ethel and Lionel) made together.
Is memorable only because it's the one and only time that the Barrymore family appeared together on screen.
Splendidly stylish, often terrifying with great turns by all the Barrymores.
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