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A Royal Scandal (film)

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Music director  Alfred Newman
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, History
Country  United States
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Director  Ernst Lubitsch Otto Preminger
Writer  Lajos Biro, Melchior Lengyel, Bruno Frank, Edwin Justus Mayer
Release date  April 11, 1945 (1945-04-11)
Directors  Otto Preminger, Ernst Lubitsch
Screenplay  Edwin Justus Mayer, Bruno Frank
Cast  Tallulah Bankhead (Catherine the Great), Charles Coburn (Chancellor Nicolai Iiyitch), Anne Baxter (Countess Anna Jaschikoff), William Eythe (Lt. Alexei Chernoff), Vincent Price (Marquis de Fleury), Mischa Auer (Capt. Sukov)
Similar movies  Sofía, The King's Speech, William & Catherine: A Royal Romance, William & Kate, Felipe y Letizia, Mary: The Making of a Princess
Tagline  Saucy! Naughty! Delicious!

1945 a royal scandal

A Royal Scandal, also known as Czarina, is a 1945 film about the love life of Russian Empress (Czarina) Catherine the Great. It stars Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter, and William Eythe. The film was based on the play Die Zarin (The Czarina) by Lajos Bíró and Melchior Lengyel.


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A royal scandal 1945


Catherine discards her latest lover, Variatinsky, the commander of the palace guard. General Ronsky schemes to have his oafish nephew Boris (an uncredited Grady Sutton) be his replacement, so he and his cabal can stage an uprising and dethrone the Czarina. Catherine's chancellor, Nicolai Ilyitch, is determined to see to it that nothing disturbs his delicate negotiations for a treaty with France, so he tells his underling Malakoff he does not want anybody new to see her majesty. However, a determined young officer, Alexei Chernoff, insists on an audience with her for the sake of Russia.


  • Tallulah Bankhead as Catherine the Great
  • Charles Coburn as Chancellor Nicolai Ilyitch
  • Anne Baxter as Countess Anna Jaschikoff
  • William Eythe as Lieutenant/Captain/Major/General/Private Alexei Chernoff
  • Vincent Price as Marquis de Fleury
  • Mischa Auer as Captain Sukov
  • Sig Ruman as General Michael Nicolai Vladimirovich Ronsky
  • Vladimir Sokoloff as Malakoff
  • Mikhail Rasumny as Drunken General
  • Production

    Ernst Lubitsch was the initial director, but fell ill and had to be replaced by Otto Preminger. However, Lubitsch directed the rehearsals, and he worked with Edwin Justus Mayer in the scripting process. A Royal Scandal is a remake of Lubitsch's silent film Forbidden Paradise. All of the scenes were developed under Lubitsch. So it is considered a "Lubitsch film".


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