British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties, the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties, the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

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The first British television and BBC role of Curd Jürgens. See more »

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Willy: If my destiny is to be a tragic one, then let it come.
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Gustav Mahler
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1 January 2004 | by (Providence, Rhode Island) – See all my reviews

I recently watched the film "Nicholas and Alexandra" (Columbia, 1971), and wanted to continue refreshing my historical data, so I pulled out this series, which was broadcast on our local PBS station about 15 years ago. I taped most of it, as I found it fascinating, and fairly accurate according to most of the historical biographies I have read. The series is pretty bare bones as far as production values go, but the acting is very good. It can't compare to the lush photography or direction of "Nicholas and Alexandra" or the fictional "Dr. Zhivago," given their American studio budgets. Patricia Neal provides great introduction/narration. I would buy this series in a minute if it was available on DVD, and highly recommend it to anyone who loves late 19th/early 20th century European history.


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