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Jacques Companéez (screenplay) (French version only)
Hans Jacoby (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 September 1939 (USA) See more »


  (in credits order)
Annie Vernay ... La principessa Elisabetta Tarakanova / la princesse Élisabeth Tarakanova - la prétendante au trône de Russie
Pierre Richard-Willm ... Il conte Alexis Orloff / Le comte Alexis Orloff - le favori de Catherine II
Roger Karl ... Il principe Radziwill / Le prince Radziwill
Suzy Prim ... L'imperatrice Caterina II / L'impératrice Catherine II
Memo Benassi ... L'ambasciatore russo
Georges Paulais ... L'ambassadeur russe
Guglielmo Sinaz ... Il grande inquisitore
René Bergeron ... Le grand inquisiteur

Anna Magnani ... Marietta, la cameriera
Janine Merrey ... Mariette, la camériste
Antonio Centa ... Il capitano Sleptozow
Jacques Berlioz ... Le capitaine Sleptozoff
Abel Jacquin ... Il capitano Nikolsky / Le capitaine Nikolsky.
Enrico Glori ... Il mercante / Le marchand
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vasco Cataldo
Rolando Costantino
Enrico Gozzo
Wilma Grazia
Mario Mari
Guglielmo Morresi
Teodoro Pescara Pateras
Gennaro Sabatano
Giovanni Stupin
Germana Vivian
Cesare Zoppetti

Alberto Sordi ... Ciaruskin (uncredited)
Amedeo Trilli ... Ravic (uncredited)

Directed by
Fyodor Otsep  (as Fedor Ozep)
Mario Soldati (Italian version only)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Companéez  screenplay (French version only)
Hans Jacoby  screenplay
Henri Jeanson  dialogue (French version)
André Lang  story
Evelina Levi  screenplay
Mario Soldati  screenplay
Ladislao Vajda  story

Produced by
Roberto Dandi .... producer
Seymour Nebenzal .... producer
Original Music by
Renzo Rossellini 
Antonio Veretti 
Riccardo Zandonai 
Cinematography by
Curt Courant 
Massimo Terzano 
Film Editing by
Georges Friedland (French version)
Ferdinando Maria Poggioli (Italian version)
Production Design by
Andrej Andrejew  (as Andrej Andreieff in Italian version)
Guido Fiorini 
Art Direction by
Ettore Corsi 
Set Decoration by
Ettore Corsi 
Costume Design by
Georges Annenkov  (as Annenkoff)
Production Management
Giampaolo Bigazzi .... production manager (as Gian Paolo Bigazzi)
Giuseppe Mari .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianni Franciolini .... assistant director
Ferdinando Maria Poggioli .... assistant director
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ovidio Del Grande .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Alberto Fusi .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marina Scialiapin .... assistant costumer
Editorial Department
Eugenia Handamir .... editing secretary
Other crew
Giuseppe Mari .... production secretary
Lauro Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Enrico Glori (uncredited)
Augusto Marcacci .... voice dubbing: Pierre Richard-Willm (uncredited)
Marcella Rovena .... voice dubbing: Anna Magnani (uncredited)
Giovanna Scotto .... voice dubbing: Suzy Prim (uncredited)
Lidia Simoneschi .... voice dubbing: Annie Vernay (uncredited)
Gaetano Verna .... voice dubbing: Roger Karl (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La principessa Tarakanova" - Italy (original title)
"Princess Tarakanova" - International (English title) (literal title)
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France:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Italian censorship visa #30068 delivered on 30 March 1938.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Tarakanova (1930)See more »


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