The Scarlet Empress Poster

Release Date: 1934

DVD Release Date: May 8th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
During the 18th century, German noblewoman Sophia Frederica (Marlene Dietrich), who would later become Catherine the Great, travels to Moscow to marry the dimwitted Grand Duke Peter (Sam Jaffe), the heir to the Russian throne. Their arranged marriage proves to be loveless, and Catherine takes many lovers, including the handsome Count Alexei (John Lodge), and bears a son. When the unstable Peter eventually ascends to the throne, Catherine plots to oust him from power.

Cast: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Philip Sleeman, Louise Dresser, C. Aubrey Smith

Director: Josef von Sternberg

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Emotional, Husband, Forbidden love, Tense, Rise