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Rasputin and the Empress (1933)




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This film covers the years 1913 through 1918, during the tumultuous final years of the Romanov regime in Russia. When Prince Alexis, a hemophiliac, hovers near death after an accident, the royal physicians regretfully predict an imminent demise. Empress Alexandra and her husband call in the mysterious Rasputin to help.

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John Barrymore
as Prince Paul Chegodieff
Ethel Barrymore
as Empress Alexandra (The Czarina)
Lionel Barrymore
as Rasputin (aka Father Grisha)
Ralph Morgan
as The Czar
C. Henry Gordon
as Grand Duke Igor
Anne Shirley
as Anastasia
Sarah Padden
as Landlady
Henry Kolker
as Chief of Secret Police
Frank Shannon
as Prof. Propotkin
Frank Reicher
as German Language Teacher
Hooper Atchley
as Policeman
Leo White
as Reveler
Dave O'Brien
as Soldier
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Critic Reviews for Rasputin and the Empress

All Critics (5)

It is a clumsy, pretentious, aimless motion picture.

June 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Boleslawksi's lavish production of this historical melodrama is best known today as the only film that all three Barrymores (John, Ethel and Lionel) made together.

July 14, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Is memorable only because it's the one and only time that the Barrymore family appeared together on screen.

February 21, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Splendidly stylish, often terrifying with great turns by all the Barrymores.

November 5, 2003 | Rating: 5/5

Audience Reviews for Rasputin and the Empress


Interesting drama with the three Barrymore's together but could have used tighter editing.

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