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Nicholas and Alexandra ()


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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

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  • Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 11 nominations.
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Nicholas
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Alexandra
Roderic Noble ...
Alexis
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Olga
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Tatiana
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Marie
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Anastasia
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Grand Duke Nicholas (Nikolasha)
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The Queen Mother Marie Fedorovna
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Rasputin
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Count Fredericks
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Dr. Botkin
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Tegleva
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Gilliard
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Nagorny
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Dr. Fedorov
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Col. Kobylinsky
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Count Witte
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Stolypin
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Sazonov
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Kokovtsov
Ralph Truman ...
Rodzianko
Gordon Gostelow ...
Guchkov
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Kerensky
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Lenin
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Mme. Krupskaya
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Trotsky
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Stalin
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Martov
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Pankratov
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Yakovlev
Alan Webb ...
Yurovsky
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Avadeyev
David Giles ...
Goloshchekin
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General Alexeiev
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Prince Yussoupov
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Grand Duke Dmitry
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Dr. Lazovert
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The American Ambassador
Ralph Neville ...
The British Ambassador
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The French Ambassador (as Jorge Rigaud)
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The German Consul (as Curt Jurgens)
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Gapon
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Petya
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Sonya
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Col. Voikov
Alan Dalton ...
Flautist
David Baxter ...
Young Bolshevik
Penny Sugg ...
Young Opera Singer
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Russian Soldier (uncredited)
Ann Barrass ...
Courtier (uncredited)
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Gate Guard at Palace (uncredited)
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Minister Reporting to Grand Duke Nicholas (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ...
Count Fredericks (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Franklin J. Schaffner

Written by

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Robert K. Massie ... (book)
 
Edward Bond ... (additional dialogue)
 
James Goldman ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Andrew Donally ... associate producer
Sam Spiegel ... producer

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Richard Rodney Bennett

Cinematography by

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Freddie Young ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ernest Walter

Editorial Department

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John Grover ... first assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Maude Spector

Production Design by

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John Box

Art Direction by

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Ernest Archer
Jack Maxsted
Gil Parrondo

Set Decoration by

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Emilio Ardura ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Yvonne Blake

Makeup Department

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A.G. Scott ... hairdresser
Neville Smallwood ... makeup artist
José Quetglás ... makeup assistant (uncredited)
José Antonio Sánchez ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Paquita Trench ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Luis Roberts ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Box ... second unit director
José López Rodero ... assistant director (as Jose Lopez Rodero)
Robert Stein ... second assistant director
Miguel Gil ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Vernon Dixon ... set dresser
Eddie Fowlie ... property master
Robert W. Laing ... assistant art director (as Bob Laing)
Alan Roderick-Jones ... assistant art director
Gus Walker ... construction manager (as Angus Walker)
Benjamín Fernández ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Julián Martín ... painter (uncredited)
Peter Melrose ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Francisco Prósper ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Francisco Rodríguez Asensio ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Jacinto Soria ... plasterer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gerry Humphreys ... sound recordist
Winston Ryder ... sound editor
George Stephenson ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Eddie Fowlie ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Gerald Larn ... matte painter (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Manuel Berenguer ... second unit cameraman
Ernest Day ... camera operator
Trevor Coop ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Betty Adamson ... wardrobe supervisor
Antonio Castillo ... costumes: "Alexandra" & "Marie Fedorovna"
Anthony Powell ... costumes: second unit
John Wilson-Apperson ... wardrobe supervisor

Music Department

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Marcus Dods ... conductor
Christopher Gunning ... additional music: arranged and conducted by

Script and Continuity Department

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Phyllis Crocker ... continuity

Other crew

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David Giles ... dialogue co-ordinator
John Mollo ... uniform and military adviser
Sam Spiegel ... presenter
Patrick Isherwood ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

The tragic story of Nicholas II (Michael Jayston), 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 (Janet Suzman), their daughters, their only son, and the painful secret about their son and heir apparent which bound the Imperial Couple to the mystical Grigori Rasputin (Tom Baker), and the eventual execution of the entire family. Written by Gailene Va. Holley

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Taglines ...is the story of the love that changed the world forever! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nicolas et Alexandra (France)
  • Nicolás y Alejandra (Spain)
  • Nicholas e Alexandra (Brazil)
  • Nicola e Alessandra (Italy)
  • Nikolai ja Aleksandra (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 183 min
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Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Sir Laurence Olivier first suggested Tom Baker to be cast as Grigori Rasputin. Olivier was the director of the National Theatre in England and Baker was a member of the company. See more »
Goofs The hairstyles the four girls wear when they are in the basement, is based on the official photographs of 1914. In reality, when the four grand duchesses were imprisoned, they had their heads shaved due to illness. By the time they were killed in July of 1918 their hair had grown to the napes of their necks. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Chapter 3: The Bomb (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Wiegenlied (Cradle Song) Op.49, No.4 See more »
Crazy Credits "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 »
Quotes Tsar Nicholas II: Oh, God, but it's good to be alive! The Earth is like a field in summer, just bursting with good things. Someday, when all the wars are over, someone young will lead us to the harvest. As long as there are children, anything is possible.
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