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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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young Catherine?
28 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The reviewer from Poland must be a feminist, for she finds "Young Catherine" to be a great film and historically accurate. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a practicing Russian historian for many, many years I took exception with YC at almost every turn, and in particular the politically correct depiction of her as the boss who single-handed moved Russia into a direction of dominance. The truth? She was only brought to St.Petersburg to be a wife and mother, and found she had to "bond" with the dvoriane, the boyars, and the military just to survive. So long as she did not challenge them she was able/ permitted to indulge her cultural wishes (filling up the Hermitage with art treasures, etc.). There are so many proofs that she was not "great," but in this area of post-modern revisionism proof is not very popular. YC is only a costume drama, a bit of fluff from Ted Turner that, like "Peter the Great" in 1986, is one more example of how badly Russia is portrayed in the West.


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