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Catherine of Russia (1963)

Caterina di Russia (original title)
Caterina finds out that her husband Peter Tzar of Russia, is plotting to kill her. She sets Count Orlov free from prison, Peter's sworn enemy, becomes empress of Russia and leads the ... See full summary »

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Catherine the Great (as Hildegarde Neff)
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Orloff
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ...
Count Poniatowski (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)
Angela Cavo ...
Anna, chambermaid
Ennio Balbo ...
count Panin
Leonardo Botta ...
Saltikoff
Vera Besusso ...
Princess Woronzoff
Gianni Solaro ...
captain Schverik
Enzo Fiermonte ...
general Munic
Tina Lattanzi ...
Czarina Elizabeth
Romano Ghini ...
Alan
Tullio Altamura ...
Latouche
Janez Vrhovec ...
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Franco Jamonte ...
(as Franco Iamonte)
G. Voujaklia
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Caterina finds out that her husband Peter Tzar of Russia, is plotting to kill her. She sets Count Orlov free from prison, Peter's sworn enemy, becomes empress of Russia and leads the Cossacks army against him. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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12 January 1963 (Italy)  »

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One of the best about Catherine the Great
2 February 2003 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Hildegard Knef gives us one of the best interpretations for the Empress of Russia. But Elisabeth Bergner with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in "Catherine the Great (1935)" and Louise Dresser with Rudolph Valentino (!) as The Black Eagle in "The Eagle (1925)" are good as well. Sergio Fantoni is not a super-star as Fairbanks or Valentino but he is a good cast as Orloff. The ball-room scenes, the costumes and the uniforms are good (Walter Patriarca was the costume-designer). Umberto Lenzi, the director, and the script-writer Malatesta deliver us a fine historical movie with passion and adventure.


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