The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Emperor's Candlesticks1937

The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)





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In this film, set in Europe and Russia prior to WWI, William Powell and Luise Rainer are spies working for opposing empires (Russian and Austrian) who travel undetected amidst the nobility. As they waltz about various ballrooms, Powell and Rainier fall in love -- resulting in wavering loyalties for both.


William Powell
as Baron Stephan Wolensky
Luise Rainer
as Countess Olga Mironova
Robert Young
as Grand Duke Peter
Maureen O'Sullivan
as Maria Orlich
Frank Morgan
as Col. Baron Suroff
Henry Stephenson
as Prince Johann
Charles Waldron
as Dr. Malcher
Paul Porcasi
as Santuzzi
Bert Roach
as Porter
E.E. Clive
as Auctioneer
Mitchell Lewis
as Plainclothesman
Egon Brecher
as Chief of Police
Emma Dunn
as Housekeeper
Lionel Pape
as Sugar Daddy
Frank Conroy
as Col. Radoff
Ramsey Hill
as Conspirator
Olaf Hytten
as Conspirator
Torben Meyer
as Train Announcer
Davison Clark
as Conductor
Harvey Clark
as Conductor
King Baggot
as Customs Official
Russ Powell
as Coachman
Frank Lawson
as Prince Johann's Butler
Leonard Carey
as Valet to Walensky
Mariska Aldrich
as Ugly Woman
John Picorri
as Italian Ambassador
Roland Varno
as Czar's Officer
Cyril Thornton
as £700 Bidder
Vernon P. Downing
as Auction House Assistant
Clarence Wilson
as Stationmaster
Carole Landis
as Bit Part
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Critic Reviews for The Emperor's Candlesticks

All Critics (2)

The story is excitingly paced and handsomely produced, and altogether worth seeing.

October 9, 2019 | Full Review…

In Rainer's case, The Emperor's Candlesticks seems unusually revealing, doffing the dropcloth from exactly the sort of peculiar, temporarily arresting artifact she was, guaranteed to inspire buyer's remorse.

January 12, 2012 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Emperor's Candlesticks


If William Powell is in a film his charm automatically gives the film 3 stars. Enjoyable film about two spy's on opposite sides who have both hidden secret messages in some antique candlesticks. Powell and Rainer are great together, he is the one who taught her film acting years before.The movie gets a little goofy at the end and it's not one of Powell's best. All and all it's enjoyable and looks nice.

cody franklin
cody franklin

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