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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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Empress Elizabeth
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Catherine's Father
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Maria Choglokov
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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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Grand Duke Peter: I said no mourning!
Catherine: I am told that black becomes me. AND I mourn. I mourn for a woman who once loved Russia, and I mourn for the Russia she loved.
Grand Duke Peter: To the royal family!
Catherine: Pray, tell the Grand Duke Peter, that the royal family consists of he, myself, and the Grand Duke Paul, our son. That is all.
Grand Duke Peter: You are an ignoramus.
Catherine: Every court has its clown, don't you think?
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Young Catherine is superb
23 July 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Young Catherine is superb. It may not be totally 100% accurate but it is sweeping and powerful drama. The cast are superb and it is fantastic to see that it was actually filmed in real settings in Russia. It is wonderful to see the magnificent Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo used. There are many wonderful actors in this drama. I think my favourite must be Vanessa Redgrave as the Empress Elizabeth. She is superb. Julia Ormond is also wonderful in the lead role. At the end of the film I wanted to see her continue in the role with more of Catherine II. Mark Frankel is such a dashing Gregory Orlov. It is so sad that he was killed in an accident so young. He had much to give as a performer. Reece Dinsdale is suitably made as the Grand Duke Peter while Maximilian Schell is fantastic as King Frederick the Great of Prussia. I particularly liked Marthe Keller as Catherine's mother Johanna. She is a wonderful actress. Anna Kanakis and Franco Nero are deliciously evil as Count and Countess Voronstov and Christopher Plummer is superb as the British Ambassador. Katharine Schlesinger is grotesquely wonderful as the whorish crippled mistress of Grand Duke Peter. Harmut Becker as Catherine's father and Laurie Holden as Princess Dashkova are also very good. John Shrapnel is also excellent as the Russian Orthodox Archimandrite Todorsky. All in all if you like sweeping romantic drama with lots of interesting characters, Young Catherine is well worth seeing. I know I enjoyed it.


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