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The scarlet empress

Author: Josef Von SternbergEmanuel CohenAdolph ZukorManuel KomroffEleanor McGearyAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Series: Criterion collection, 109.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : DVD special editionView all editions and formats
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A spoiled princess is sent to Russia to marry Grand Duke Peter, but is horrified to discover her intened is a half-wit and depravity rules in her new home. Before long, however, she is initiated into the sadistic power politics that govern the court, paving the way for her transformation into the imperious libertine Catherine the Great.
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Genre/Form: History
Historical films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Biographical films
Drama
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Josef Von Sternberg; Emanuel Cohen; Adolph Zukor; Manuel Komroff; Eleanor McGeary; Marlene Dietrich; John Davis Lodge; Sam Jaffe; Louise Dresser; C Aubrey Smith; Catherine, Empress of Russia; Paramount Productions,; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 9781681434711 1681434717 9781681434612 168143461X
OCLC Number: 1041735628
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes: Title from title screen ; statement of responsibility and crew credits partially from boxed set's accompanying book.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1934.
"Based on a diary of Catherine II."
Full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio).
Issued in a boxed set: Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood, which includes an accompanying book (80 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Supplement: Marlene Dietrich interview from 1971, conducted for Swedish television but filmed in Copenhagen after a performance at Tivoli Gardens, the actress looks back at her career, her work with director Josef von Sternberg, and her travels around the world.
Credits: Director of photography, Bert Glennon ; editors, Josef von Sternberg, Sam winston ; music arranged by W. Frank Harling, John Liepold, Josef von Sternberg ; costume designer, Travis Banton ; ; art directors, Hans Drier, Peter Ballbusch, Richard Kollorsz.
Cast: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser, C. Aubrey Smith, Gavin Gordon, Olive Tell.
Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; 4:3 full screen; Dolby digital mono.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 109.
Other Titles: Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood.
Responsibility: a Paramount Picture ; Adolph Zukor presents ; [screenplay by Eleanor McGeary], arranged by Manuel Komroff ; [produced by Emanuel Cohen] ; directed by Josef von Sternberg.

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A spoiled princess is sent to Russia to marry Grand Duke Peter, but is horrified to discover her intened is a half-wit and depravity rules in her new home. Before long, however, she is initiated into the sadistic power politics that govern the court, paving the way for her transformation into the imperious libertine Catherine the Great.

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