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Katia (1938)

 |  Drama  |  22 December 1939 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Dolgorousky
John Loder ...
Le tsar Alexandre II
Aimé Clariond ...
Le comte Schowaloff (as Aimé Clariond Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Marie-Hélène Dasté ...
La tsarine Maria Alexandrovna
Marcel Carpentier ...
Le général Potapoff
Raymond Aimos ...
Anatole - l'ouvrier parisien (as Aimos)
Georges Prieur ...
Le chambellan
Thérèse Dorny ...
La baronne
Marcelle Praince ...
La grande-duchesse
Jacques Erwin ...
André Carnège ...
Le grand-duc (as Carnège)
Pierre Labry ...
Le sergent de police (as Labry)
Georges Flateau ...
Génia Vaury ...
L'impératrice Eugénie


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Release Date:

22 December 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Katja, die ungekrönte Kaiserin  »

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1.37 : 1
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In the days before the world premiere of this film, the theater had the film titled "His Majesty's Mistress" on the marquee, but when the censors saw the risqué title on the boulevard, they requested the studio change the name to something less scandalous. The studio changed the title to "Katia". See more »


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From Katia to Sissi.
7 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Maurice Tourneur was Jacques (Jack) Tourneur's father.

"Katia" pioneered,so to speak a genre that was to flourish in the second half of the fifties:the mushy maudlin "historical" movie ,the likes of "Sissi" .Danielle Darrieux's Katia with her irresistible smile and her pouty mouth is akin to Romy Schneider's Sissi.The "political" side shows Katia urging tzar Alexandre II to give power (that is to say a Constitution) to the people.Alas he will be slain before ...This is a pleasant movie,with nice settings and Darrieux's spontaneity -her partner is much less talented-

In 1960,there was a remake featuring Curd Jurgens (a much better tzar) and...Romy Schneider who had ditched Empress Sissi .The leftish critics were harsh at the time,calling the remake a politically committed movie,which seems laughable today:the main difference between the two movies is the more prominent part played by the Marxist(?) students in the 1960 work.

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