Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick, runs off with the show's money, Madame Olga and Ronny let Lila go. Lila goes to stay ... See full summary »
Franklin J. Schaffner
The tragic story of Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution. It is an inside look into the private lives of Nicholas and his wife Alexandra, their daughters, their only son and the painful secret about their son and heir apparent which bound the Imperial Couple to the mystical Rasputin, and the eventual execution of the entire family.Written by
Gailene Va. Holley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Peter Arkadiavitch Stolypin, who was the Prime Minister of Russia from 1906-1911, mentions the Tercentenary in his meeting with Nicholas in Livadia. He is also present when the Tercentenary takes place. In reality, this would be an impossibility, as Stolypin was assassinated in 1911, and the Tercentenary takes place in 1913. See more »
The child will die, if you don't get down on your knees and beg for his life.
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"By courtesy of the National Theatre of G.B." is written underneath Tom Baker and Laurence Olivier's names in the end credits. "By courtesy of the Royal Shakespeare Company" is written underneath Janet Suzman's name. See more »
The present DVD issue is slightly longer than the original VHS versions and includes several scenes not featured in the earlier versions e.g. a Russian general committing suicide and more scenes of the royal family in captivity. See more »
2.Nicholas and Alexandra (01:26)
3.The Royal Children (01:23)
4.The Palace (01:00)
5.Sunshine Days (03:21)
7.The Romanov Tercentenary (00:52)
8.Lenin in Exile (01:21)
9.The Princessess (02:20)
10.The Breakthrough (02:35)
11.The Declaration of War (02:55)
13.The Journey to the Front (01:02)
14.Military March (02:40)
15.Rasputin's Death (01:28)
16.The People Revolt (01:19)
17.Alexandra Alone (01:11)
19.Dancing in the Snow (01:11)
20.Departure from Tobolsk (01:30)
Soundtrack written by Richard Rodney Bennett. See more »
It may have something to do with the fact that I was at Princeton at the same time as the screenwriter's hemophiliac son, but everyone seems to be falling over themselves in finding fault with this nearly perfect movie. Tom Baker didn't "fade into obscurity," he became the most famous Doctor Who. The principals are exemplary and totally true to every historic account I've read. One commentator mentions inanely that Nikolaus was a cousin of King George while Alexandra was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Excuse me folks, we all know that. It makes them first cousins, which is one of the reasons the heir to all the Russias had a deadly hereditary disease. (Nikolaus, George V, and Kaiser Wilhelm were all first cousins.) This movie knocks one out with its combination of costume drama and realism. I don't make ten favorites lists but if I did it might be there. An absolute must see, over and over again.
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