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

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 Tsarina Alexandra (6 episodes, 1974)
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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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15 March 1974 (UK)  »

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Koning en keizer  »

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Curt Jurgens, Maurice Denham, Vernon Dobtcheff, Leon Lissick and Michael Bryant had acted in Nicholas And Alexandra which had covered some of the same historical events. See more »

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Tsar Nicholas II: [Referring to his son, Tsarevich Alexis, who has just left the room] There goes half my sadness, and a great deal of my joy.
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Gustav Mahler
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The Wait Is Over For Americans!!
25 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This superb series will be available on DVD in the US on May 2, 2006! Amazon and Barnes and Noble are already offering it for pre-sale. I've been waiting for this series for many years! When Fall of Eagles was first shown on PBS in the 1970s I fell in love with the fine directing and acting and above all the attention to the historical details. The last time I saw it was in severely edited form on TBS 15-20 years ago. Favorite scenes that have lingered in my memory over the years include a minute by minute documentary on the Crown Prince Rudolf-Maria Vetsera suicide at Mayerling, a great episode on Empress Elizabeth of Austria and her troubled relations with her mother-in-law Archduchess Sophie, a fine retelling of the story of Queen Victoria's oldest daughter Vicky and her problems as German Crown Princess and Empress, and above all several excellent episodes dealing with Nicholas, Alexandra, and the other Romanovs.


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