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Young Catherine (1991)

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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Frederick the Great: This frail, young slip of a girl has won herself an empire, and there is nothing anyone can do about it. Against all the odds, that is what she has done.
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Version of The Scarlet Empress (1934) See more »

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Redgrave shines
21 December 2006 | by (Uruguay) – See all my reviews

in this story with lot of historical mistakes. There are two big miniseries in the 90 about Catherine The Great, the second one with Catherine Zeta Jones was much better. Zeta Jones character was cult but intringuing, while Ms. Ormond (even when she shines with her beauty and acting skills) is little more than a damsel in destress. However there is a thing that save this miniseries for the total melodrama. And that's it Vanessa Redgrave as Elisabeth Petrovna. She really rules, and she looks young, the Empress Elisabeth died in her early fifties, while she met Catherine in her last thirsties. And Redgrave look young, passionated and energic, the quite opposite of the pale version of Jeanne Moreau who was too old for the role in Zeta Jones miniseries.


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