U certificateThe Scarlet Empress is a Film programme that first aired in 1934 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Scarlet Empress is a 4 star programme

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The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Directed by
Josef von Sternberg

Classic depiction of the rise to power of the 18th-century Russian empress Catherine the Great. As a naive young German princess, she is made to renounce her nationality and marry the deranged Grand Duke Peter of Russia, who soon after ascends the throne. But the marriage is not consummated, and both soon have affairs and become locked in a deadly power struggle in which Catherine displays her new-found wisdom, worldliness and strength.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1934

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Black and White


Marlene Dietrich...Princess Sophia Frederica
John Lodge...Count Alexei
Sam Jaffe...Grand Duke Peter
Louise Dresser...Empress Elizabeth Petrovna
C. Aubrey Smith...Prince August
Gavin Gordon...Capt. Gregori Orloff
Olive Tell...Princess Johanna Elizabeth
Ruthelma Stevens...Countess Elizabeth 'Lizzie'
Davison Clark...Archimandrite Simeon Todorsky
Erville Alderson...Chancelor Alexei Bestuchef
Philip Sleeman...Count Lestoq
Marie Wells...Marie Tshoglokof
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski...Ivan Shuvolov
Gerald Fielding...Lt. Dmitri
Maria Riva...Sophia as a child