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A Royal Scandal (1945)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  11 April 1945 (USA)
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In 19th century Russia,the idealistic officer Chernov is appointed chief of the Imperial Guard by the Empress Catherine the Great and navigates between the diplomacy of Grand Chancellor Nicolai Liyitch and the plots of the generals.

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Chancellor Nicolai Iiyitch
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Countess Anna Jaschikoff
William Eythe ...
Lt. Alexei Chernoff
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Marquis de Fleury
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Capt. Sukov
Sig Ruman ...
Gen. Ronsky
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Malakoff
Mikhail Rasumny ...
Drunken General
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In 19th century Russia,the idealistic officer Chernov is appointed chief of the Imperial Guard by the Empress Catherine the Great and navigates between the diplomacy of Grand Chancellor Nicolai Liyitch and the plots of the generals.

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Saucy! Naughty! Delicious!

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Comedy | Drama

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11 April 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Czarina  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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According to legend, Garbo agreed to star in the film after Bankhead had been signed. However, Garbo had been off the screen for 3 years, and Bankhead was considered "hot" for her performance in Hitchcock's "Lifeboat"' so she kept the part. See more »

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Talullah in a hidden gem
16 February 2005 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie over 30 years ago on late night television. I was expecting a dry costume drama, but ended up laughing my head off at one of the classiest comedies I have ever seen. And unfortunately that was it. I have never seen it again, on TV or on video. In fact I don't think it has ever been released on video. Talullah's film appearances were few, and this showed her at her forte, comedy.

Granted, she was also one of the great dramatic actresses of her day (her performance in The Little Foxes on Broadway is considered to be one of the finest of the 20th century), but more marketable actresses always won out over her in Hollywood (she never forgave Bette Davis for stealing the Foxes role from her).

When can a larger audience expect to see this comic gem? (and when can I find out if my childhood memories can stand up to my adult tastes?)


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