The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934)

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Elisabeth Bergner, Flora Robson
Director: Paul Czinner
Runtime: 93 Minutes
Language: English
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R
Rating: NR
Price: $9.95

The Rise of Catherine the Great

Director: Paul Czinner

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  ... Grand Duke Peter
Elisabeth Bergner  ... Catherine
Flora Robson  ... Empress Elisabeth
Gerald du Maurier  ... Lecocq
Irene Vanbrugh  ... Princess Anhalt-Zerbst
Joan Gardner  ... Katushienka
Dorothy Hale  ... Countess Olga
Diana Napier  ... Countess Vorontzova
Griffith Jones  ... Grigory Orlov
Gibb McLaughlin  ... Bestujhev
Clifford Heatherley  ... Ogarev
Laurence Hanray  ... Goudovitch
Allan Jeayes  ... Col. Karnilov

After his success with THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII Alexander Korda produced this historical drama that  details the accession of Catherine the Great, Empress of all the Russias.Paul Czinner directs  European star Elisabeth Bergner in her first English film as Catherine the Great, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. stars as  the reckless and mad Grand Duke Peter, and Flora Robson as Empress Elisabeth. 93 minutes