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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 pl...

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Directed by

Josef von Sternberg

Written by

Catherine II (Writer)
Manuel Komroff (Writer)

Runtime

104 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The Reigning Beauty of the Screen!

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Keywords

biography based on novel or book russia royal family empress 18th century royalty pre-code catherine the great

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