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
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Hammer Films released this movie with the disclaimer "This is an entertainment, not a documentary. No attempt has been made at historical accuracy... all the characters and incidents may be regarded as fictitious." This precaution was taken because MGM had been sued in 1933 by Princess Irina Romanoff Yusupov, who claimed that an earlier film about Rasputin had libeled her by erroneously portraying her as his mistress. See more
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
No point in me staying here any longer. Keep her warm. If she recovers consciousness, give her a little brandy.
And if she doesn't, doctor?
Send for the priest.
Nothing more I can do.