The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)

The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)

The Emperor's Candlesticks





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In this film, set in Europe and Russia prior to WWI, William Powell and Luise Rainer are spies working for opposing empires (Russian and Austrian) who travel undetected amidst the nobility. As they waltz about various ballrooms, Powell and Rainier fall in love -- resulting in wavering loyalties for both.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Harold Goldman, Monckton Hoffe
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as Baron Stephan Wolens...

as Countess Olga Mirono...

as Grand Duke Peter

as Maria Orlich

as Col. Baron Suroff

as Prince Johann

as Dr. Malcher

as Rudolph

as Pavloff

as Santuzzi

as Porter

as Auctioneer

as Leon

as Plainclothesman

as Chief of Police

as Conductor

as Stationmaster

as Housekeeper

as Sugar Daddy

as Col. Radoff

as Conspirator

as Conspirator

as Train Announcer

as Conductor

as Conductor

as Customs Official

as Waiter

as Coachman

as Prince Johann's Butl...

as Valet to Walensky

as Ugly Woman

as Italian Ambassador

as Czar's Officer

as 700 Bidder

as Auction House Assist...

as Stationmaster

as Bit Part
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All Critics (1)

In Rainer's case, The Emperor's Candlesticks seems unusually revealing, doffing the dropcloth from exactly the sort of peculiar, temporarily arresting artifact she was, guaranteed to inspire buyer's remorse.

Full Review… | January 12, 2012
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If William Powell is in a film his charm automatically gives the film 3 stars. Enjoyable film about two spy's on opposite sides who have both hidden secret messages in some antique candlesticks. Powell and Rainer are great together, he is the one who taught her film acting years before.The movie gets a little goofy at the end and it's not one of Powell's best. All and all it's enjoyable and looks nice.

cody franklin

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