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The Scarlet Empress (1934)

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104 min | Drama, History, Romance

A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power.
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Writers
Catherine II (based on the diary of) | Manuel Komroff (diary arranged by)
Cinematographer
Bert Glennon (photographed by)
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Budget
$900,000
Gross (World)
$3,299
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Release date
Sep 7, 1934 (United States)
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49 cast members
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Marlene Dietrich
Princess Sophia Frederica / Catherine II Princess Sophia Frederica / Catherine II   See fewer
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John Lodge
Count Alexei Count Alexei   See fewer
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Sam Jaffe
Grand Duke Peter Grand Duke Peter   See fewer
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Louise Dresser
Empress Elizabeth Petrovna Empress Elizabeth Petrovna   See fewer
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C. Aubrey Smith
Prince August Prince August   See fewer
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Gavin Gordon
Capt. Gregori Orloff Capt. Gregori Orloff   See fewer
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Olive Tell
Princess Johanna Elizabeth Princess Johanna Elizabeth   See fewer
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Ruthelma Stevens
Countess Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Countess Elizabeth 'Lizzie'   See fewer
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Davison Clark
Archimandrite Simeon Todorsky / Arch-Episcope Archimandrite Simeon Todorsky / Arch-Episcope   See fewer
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Erville Alderson
Chancelor Alexei Bestuchef Chancelor Alexei Bestuchef   See fewer
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Philip Sleeman
Count Lestoq (as Phillip Sleeman) Count Lestoq (as Phillip Sleeman)   See fewer
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Marie Wells
Marie Tshoglokof Marie Tshoglokof   See fewer
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Hans Heinrich von Twardowski
Ivan Shuvolov (as Hans von Twardowski) Ivan Shuvolov (as Hans von Twardowski)   See fewer
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Gerald Fielding
Lt. Dmitri Lt. Dmitri   See fewer
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Maria Riva
Sophia as a Child (as Maria) Sophia as a Child (as Maria)   See fewer
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Eric Alden
Lackey #5 (uncredited) Lackey #5 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Alexander
Count von Breummer (uncredited) Count von Breummer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nadine Beresford
Sophia's Aunt (uncredited) Sophia's Aunt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thomas C. Blythe
Narcissus (uncredited) Narcissus (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Boyer
Paul - Lackey #1 (uncredited) Paul - Lackey #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Burke
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane Darwell
Miss Cardell, Sophia's Nurse (uncredited) Miss Cardell, Sophia's Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clyde David
Narcissus (uncredited) Narcissus (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Davidson
Marquis de la Chetardie (uncredited) Marquis de la Chetardie (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Davis
Jester (uncredited) Jester (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anna Duncan
Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited) Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elinor Fair
Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited) Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
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May Foster
Elizabeth's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited) Elizabeth's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julanne Johnston
Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited) Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
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James A. Marcus
Innkeeper (uncredited) Innkeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Petra McAllister
Sophia's Aunt (uncredited) Sophia's Aunt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eunice Murdock Moore
Sophia's Aunt (uncredited) Sophia's Aunt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patricia Patrick
Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited) Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Warner Richmond
Castle Guard (uncredited) Castle Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Blanche Rose
Sophia's Aunt (uncredited) Sophia's Aunt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barbara Sabichi
Elizabeth's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited) Elizabeth's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Katherine Sabichi
Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited) Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dina Smirnova
Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited) Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elaine St. Maur
Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited) Catherine's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Agnes Steele
Elizabeth's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited) Elizabeth's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Minnie Steele
Elizabeth's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited) Elizabeth's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Belle Stoddard
Sophia's Aunt (uncredited) Sophia's Aunt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Akim Tamiroff
Bit Part (uncredited) Bit Part (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kent Taylor
Paul (uncredited) Paul (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jameson Thomas
Lt. Ovitsyn (uncredited) Lt. Ovitsyn (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Van Sloan
Herr Wagner (uncredited) Herr Wagner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Warren
Lackey (uncredited) Lackey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leo White
Beautician Curling Catherine's Hair (uncredited) Beautician Curling Catherine's Hair (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Woods
Doctor #1 (uncredited) Doctor #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 5,125 votes