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Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  6 April 1966 (USA)
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The movie chronicles the events of history's "man of mystery," Rasputin. Although not quite historically accurate and little emphasis is put on the politics of the day, Rasputin's rise to ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Barbara Shelley ...
Sonia
Richard Pasco ...
Dr. Zargo
Francis Matthews ...
Ivan
Suzan Farmer ...
Vanessa
Dinsdale Landen ...
Peter
Renée Asherson ...
Tsarina (as Renee Asherson)
Derek Francis ...
Innkeeper
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The Bishop
Robert Duncan ...
Alan Tilvern ...
Patron
John Welsh ...
The Abbot
John Bailey ...
The Physician
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The movie chronicles the events of history's "man of mystery," Rasputin. Although not quite historically accurate and little emphasis is put on the politics of the day, Rasputin's rise to power and eventual assassination are depicted in an attempt to explain his extraordinary power and influence. Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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Raspoutine, le moine fou  »

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Francis Matthews (Ivan) and Suzan Farmer (Vanessa) play siblings. In Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), they played a married couple, Charles and Diana Kent. See more »

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During the fight in the barn, Rasputin brings the blade down on his opponent's left arm, just below the elbow, and yet it is the right hand, cut off just above the wrist, that ends up on the floor. See more »

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[first lines]
Doctor: No point in me staying here any longer. Keep her warm. If she recovers consciousness, give her a little brandy.
Innkeeper: And if she doesn't, doctor?
Doctor: Send for the priest.
Innkeeper: Oh God.
Doctor: Nothing more I can do.
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It stands up quite well on its own.
28 October 2001 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

Without the benefit of comparison, I found this a very entertaining thriller. Once more we are treated to a superb Christopher Lee performance; this time as he plays the infamous monk who insinuates himself into the Russian Royal court through hypnotic, albeit mystical subterfuge.

I have read reviews of those disappointed with this version and though I can not purport to have seen any of the others, may I suggest that perhaps familiarity with the subject matter thereby gained has bred some contempt for this version which may contain any number of historical inaccuracies. For I am sure that those uninitiated with the Rasputin tale - or who are at least willing to forgo their usual academic prejudice - and who delight in Hammer's 60s catalogue, will instantly warm to this film.


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