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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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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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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17 February 1991 (USA)  »

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[Grand Duke Peter III is ill]
Frederick the Great: Say that prayers are being offered in every church in Prussia.
Prussian Ambassador: With respect, Sire, I don't see that would do much good.
Frederick the Great: If nothing else, it will show her how fast our sources of information are. You're doing good work, Ernst.
Prussian Ambassador: Thank you, sire. I will leave within the hour.
Frederick the Great: Don't drink too much vodka there.
Prussian Ambassador: I'll try.
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Gorgeous 'Russian' Scenery
6 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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