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Writer (WGA):
Chris Bryant (written by)
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Release Date:
17 February 1991 (USA) See more »
A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her. | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vanessa Redgrave ... Empress Elizabeth

Christopher Plummer ... Sir Charles

Franco Nero ... Count Vorontsov

Marthe Keller ... Johanna

Maximilian Schell ... Frederick the Great

Julia Ormond ... Catherine
Mark Frankel ... Count Gregory Orlov

Reece Dinsdale ... Grand Duke Peter
Anna Kanakis ... Countess Vorontsova

John Shrapnel ... Archimandrite Todorsky

Hartmut Becker ... Catherine's Father
Alexander Kerst ... Prussian Ambassador

Laurie Holden ... Princess Deshkova

Katharine Schlesinger ... Elizabeth Vorontsova
Katya Galitzine ... Maria Choglokov
Rory Edwards ... Alexis Orlov
Chris Bryant ... Doctor Lande
Joyce Simmonds ... The Midwife

Terry Bamber ... A Naval Officer
Jenny Whiffen ... A Lady
Aleksandr Slastin ... Prussian Major Domo
Leonid Maksimov ... Stable Officer
Anatoliy Shvederskiy ... Van Lessep
Vladimir Ekmakov ... Colonel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Deanna Dezmari ... Catherine's maid (uncredited)
Nikolay Lavrov ... Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Anderson 
Writing credits
Chris Bryant (written by)

Produced by
Michael Deeley .... executive producer
Stephen Smallwood .... executive producer
Neville C. Thompson .... producer
Original Music by
Isaac Schwarts  (as Isaak Shvarts)
Cinematography by
Ernest Day 
Film Editing by
Ron Wisman 
Production Design by
Harold Thrasher 
Set Decoration by
Jerri Thrasher 
Costume Design by
Larisa Konnikova 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Bamber .... second assistant director
David Daniels .... third assistant director
John P. Watson .... first assistant director (as John Watson)
Sound Department
Jim Hopkins .... supervising sound editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist (uncredited)
Oleg Botin .... stunt double
Nikolay Pavlyuk .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Branch .... best boy
Maurice Gillett .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Thomas Bergeron .... post-production apprentice
Location Management
Alexander Yurchikov .... location manager
Other crew
Kira Sinelshikova .... set translator
Alexander Yurchikov .... production coordinator: Russia
Ralph Berge .... production executive (uncredited)
Adam D. Wright .... distribution executive (uncredited)

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150 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Unrated | USA:M (video rating)

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[describing a diorama he made as a gift for his fiancee]
Grand Duke Peter:This man is a deserter, and this man is a general. He's going to order this sergeant to give the man 100 lashes! I expect he'll die!
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9 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
young Catherine?, 28 March 2005
Author: duckykier from United States

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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