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A Royal Scandal (1945)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, History  |  1 October 1945 (Sweden)
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In 18th century Russia,the naive and idealistic lieutenant Chernov meets Empress Catherine the Great who becomes infatuated with him and appoints him Chief of the Imperial Guard.

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Chancellor Nicolai Iiyitch
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Countess Anna Jaschikoff
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Marquis de Fleury
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In 18th century Russia,a naive and idealistic lieutenant,Alexei Chernoff, deserts his unit and rushes to the Imperial Palace to warn Empress Catherine the Great of great dangers.Lieutenant Chernoff's fiancée,Countess Anna,is one of the ladies-in-waiting of the Empress.Upon forcing his way into the palace, lieutenant Chernoff meets Chancellor Nicolai Iiyitch who promises to convey Chernoff's warning to the Empress but Chernoff wants to meet the Empress in person.His fiancée is also surprised to see Chernoff inside the palace.When Chernoff finally meets the Empress,he's mesmerized by her personality and swears to give his life to protect her.Catherine is impressed by his sense of sacrifice,innocence,sincerity,loyalty and also by his good looks.Infatuated with him,she makes him her boy-toy,to Anna's dismay.Overnight,Chernoff is appointed Chief of the Imperial Guard and his rank is raised to captain,to major,to colonel,according to Empress Catherine's romantic mood. Written by nufs68

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The script of this film was written and prepared under Ernst Lubitsch, and he was the original director of this film. But he became ill during shooting, so Lubitsch hired Otto Preminger to do the rest of the shooting. See more »

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A deliciously paced farce
28 January 2000 | by (Key West, FL) – See all my reviews

Tallulah Bankhead as Catherine the Great playing Tallulah Bankhead. A deliciously paced farce with some very witty dialogue. Well directed, lit and edited by a team of pros, this is a nice change of pace from the Tallulah of "Life Boat" or "Die, Die My Darling."


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