Catherine the Great Poster

Release Date: 1934

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
The woman who will become Catherine the Great (Elisabeth Bergner) marries into the Russian royal family when she weds Grand Duke Peter (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.), the nephew of Empress Elizabeth (Flora Robson). Although the couple has moments of contentment, Peter's cruel and erratic behavior causes a rift between him and Catherine. Mere months after Peter succeeds his aunt as the ruler of Russia, a revolt is brewing, and Catherine is poised to ascend to the throne as the country's new empress.

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Elisabeth Bergner, Flora Robson, Gerald du Maurier, Irene Vanbrugh, Griffith Jones, Joan Gardner, Dorothy Hale

Director: Paul Czinner

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Emotional, Rise, Marriage, Melodramatic, Transformation