Count Orlof, one of Catherine of Russia's many overnight favourites, travels to Venice on her behalf to abduct Elizabeth Tarakanova who has been laying claim to the throne from the Crimea. ... See full summary »

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Elizabeth, Princess Tarakanova (as Valentina Cortesa)
Greta Gynt ...
Countess Loradona Camponiello
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Charles Goldner ...
General Korsakov
Hugh French ...
Captain Sergei Nikolsky
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Prince Radziwill
Dennis Vance ...
Vasska, Orloff's Aide
William Tubbs ...
Boris
Cippi Valli ...
Maid
Dino Galvani ...
Russian Ambassador
Ewan Roberts ...
Ship's Doctor
A. De Leo ...
Polish Guard
Gianantonio Porcheddu ...
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Count Orlof, one of Catherine of Russia's many overnight favourites, travels to Venice on her behalf to abduct Elizabeth Tarakanova who has been laying claim to the throne from the Crimea. Once there, he finds the local charms of the Princess hard to resist. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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11 September 1950 (UK)  »

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Graf Orloffs gefährliche Liebe  »

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Alternate-language version of La rivale dell'imperatrice (1951) See more »

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Thoroughly entertaining!
19 October 2015 | by (whakamaru) – See all my reviews

Some old films are awful, even with great big stars and all the trimmings. But this one is so good. It is a story that I can follow, I know who the characters are, the acting is always great, there are some really good scenes and good dialogue. So, I rate it a 10.

Two features, 1. Noticeably good filming. The scenes look good and sharp. 2. The actors look as though they are really enjoying what they are doing and that spreads to me too. A minor negative is that the carnival scene seems to go on a bit long?

The story is about Europe in 1775 or so. There are treaties, alliances, double-crossing, betrayal ... Hey, not much different from today in many respects, but the characters are different, the ladies wear really fancy kit, and men and women have crazy hairstyles.

Set largely in Venice, and maybe some of the sets were also used in "Dangerous Beauty"? It looks real enough. There is action, romance, some lighter moments, some thrilling ones and even if we know that the heroes will survive, it is great watching. Everyone involved should have gone to greater things?


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