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Young Catherine (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | History  -  17 February 1991 (USA)
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A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.

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A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.

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Die junge Katharina  »

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[After operating on a drunk Grand Duke Peter to correct his sexual dysfunction]
Alexi Orlov: What do we tell him?
Doctor Lande: Tell him? I'd be astonished if he mentions it at all. Would you? Don't you young officers have some game where you measure your "weapon" on the table? If he asks, tell him that he cut it on a piece of broken glass. Then I suggest you tell him that he won the contest.
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Gorgeous 'Russian' Scenery

For all us costume drama lovers, this one really fits the bill: splendiferous castles, expensive costumes, madness and mayhem!!! When Peter squshes the rat (thankfully off-camera) you know another movie milestone has been passed: how to best express sadism without showing blood. By the time the poor maniac is murdered, you are very thankful to whomever.

One certainly gets a strange look at the German-born Catherine the Great from the nymphomaniacal pictures one has read elsewhere. She is quite righteous, but one does wonder at the truth of her standing down the Russian Army during one of the palace revolts. I would think from all these historical monarchy movies that the life of a ruler is NOT a happy one....see "Anne Boleyn", "Elisabeth and Essex", "Mary, Queen of Scots" and "Richard III" for a few examples.

It is no wonder that this movie captures top dollar on the auctions. I had to wait out the big money spenders at least 11 times to get it at my price ($17.) Really glad I did. This will be well worth my new big screen TV and will get a re-screening along with "Nicholas and Alexandria". Pick up the old 1934 Douglas Fairbanks movie of "Catherine the Great" for comparison. Then head for the Brittanica for perhaps a little closer version of the truth.,,although this hits it pretty closely.


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