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

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 Narrator (10 episodes, 1974)
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 Tsar Nicholas II (7 episodes, 1974)
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 Willy (7 episodes, 1974)
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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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Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria-Hungary: [after the murder or his wife and the suicide of his son] Nothing has been spared me... in this world...
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Gustav Mahler
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14 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen "Fall of the Eagles" since it was first broadcast in the 1970's. I remember watching the first episode, which I believe featured Curt Jurgens playing Otto von Bismarck. It totally hooked me for the subsequent 12 episodes. I vividly remember Jurgens bellowing "I am Bismarck!!!!" when "The Iron Chancellor" is suddenly put out to pasture.

Another standout is Gayle Hunnicutt as the Tsarina Alexandra. I can still see her fiercely admonishing the clueless and lethargic Nicholas (Charles Kay) to, "Be Ivan the Terrible!!!! Be Peter the Great!!!" It's a real shame this beautiful and talented actress hasn't had a more prominent career.

About 5 years ago, I tried searching for a copy of the program. There was nothing anywhere. I even sent an email to the BBC. I received a very polite response from a BBC researcher who advised me that she was able to locate some documentation related to the program, but had no information about availability either for broadcast or home video. At that point, I sadly concluded that it was lost forever.

Well, I'm happy to discover that other enthusiasts had more perseverance than I did. I just ordered the set from Amazon, and can't wait to watch it once more.


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