The Scarlet Empress 1934


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.

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Written by: Catherine II & Manuel Komroff
Runtime: 104 minutes
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Tagline: The Reigning Beauty of the Screen!
Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich
Princess Sophia Frederica / Catherine II 
John Lodge
John Lodge
Count Alexei 
Sam Jaffe
Sam Jaffe
Grand Duke Peter 
Louise Dresser
Louise Dresser
Empress Elizabeth Petrovna 
C. Aubrey Smith
C. Aubrey Smith
Prince August 
Gavin Gordon
Gavin Gordon
Capt. Gregori Orloff 
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Also known as:
  • A Imperatriz Vermelha
  • A vörös cárnő
  • Capricho imperial
  • Catherine the Great
  • Den røde kejserinde
  • Die scharlachrote Kaiserin
  • I tragiki Tsarina
  • Imperatorowa
  • Intohimojen keisarinna
  • L'imperatrice Caterina
  • L'impératrice rouge
  • Zarewna