Conrads performance as Rasputin was excellent. The portrayal of this historical fact is close to being accurate, but at the end when he is drugged and shot to death it's right in front of the house of his friends. You don't see them dumping him in the iced water.Brigitte Horney plays Luscha, Rasputine girl friend ,in the small village he was living at. Here ,the authorities from the Russian Government,played by Henry Heilinger, as Petrov, to work for the Czar and Czarina Nicholause,played By Paul Otto and Hermione Sterle, to heal their son Aliouscha,played by Kenneth Rives.Once he slows down his blood problem and he's back playing out side building a snow man tributing Rasputine, He becomes famous all over Russia. He starts to drawing Women too. But he start getting spied on by enemies. His enemies hires a woman to spy on him as she seduces him. Then she reports to his enemies so they can inform the Cszar, to get him to fire ,Rasputine.One of the Women, Musja, is either a girl friend or a fiancé of lieutenant Suschkoff,played by Theo Shall.At the party Rasputine takes a quick interest in her causing jealousy for Suschkoff. Rasp also makes friend with Prince Jussupoff too.But his getting together with a lot of Women in town and in restaurants starts becoming offensive, so the Lieutenant and the prince along with Abgeordneter, played by Paul Henkels, plan to get rid of him.The Czar confronts him with a picture of him going with a women up stairs to his place and he tries to get around that. He's visiting his village and when he at the local tavern and Luscha finds out and goes to him,her father ,angry , G Rossbauer played by Bernhard Goetzke, it turns to a fight. Rasputine ends up at the Hospital. Now they don't show Rasputine being drowned in the river of ice, poisoning him and shooting him by Both the prince and the lieutenant. This was a sympathetic portrayal of Rasputine . The print is from possibly a well worn video master or a second generation video master of a fair film print.It just hasn't been restored yet.But it's worth buying since t.c.m probably would not show it, since they only serve the masses only and not including ,barely that is serious classic film fan by Academic definition.this is only the truth.This is an alternate classic. Available at reichkino 09/10/11
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