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The Scarlet Empress

The Scarlet Empress

The Reigning Beauty of the Screen! May. 09, 1934 USA 104 Min.
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Marlene Dietrich isPrincess Sophia Frederica / Catherine II
Princess Sophia Frederica / Catherine II
John Lodge isCount Alexei
Count Alexei
Sam Jaffe isGrand Duke Peter
Grand Duke Peter
Louise Dresser isEmpress Elizabeth Petrovna
Empress Elizabeth Petrovna
C. Aubrey Smith isPrince August
Prince August
Gavin Gordon isCapt. Gregori Orloff
Capt. Gregori Orloff
Olive Tell isPrincess Johanna Elizabeth
Princess Johanna Elizabeth
Ruthelma Stevens isCountess Elizabeth 'Lizzie'
Countess Elizabeth 'Lizzie'
Davison Clark isArchimandrite Simeon Todorsky / Arch-Episcope
Archimandrite Simeon Todorsky / Arch-Episcope
Erville Alderson isChancelor Alexei Bestuchef
Chancelor Alexei Bestuchef
Jane Darwell isMiss Cardell
Miss Cardell


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

The Scarlet Empress
The Scarlet Empress
The Scarlet Empress
The Scarlet Empress
The Scarlet Empress
Original title The Scarlet Empress
IMDb Rating 7.1 4,930 votes
TMDb Rating 6.8 42 votes

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