The Rise of Catherine the Great

The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934)

The woman who will become Catherine the Great marries into the Russian royal family when she weds Grand Duke Peter, the nephew of Empress Elizabeth. Although the couple has moments of contentment, Peter's cruel and erratic behavior causes a rift between him and Catherine. Mere months after Peter succeeds his aunt as the ruler of Russia, a revolt is brewing, and Catherine is poised to ascend to the throne as the country's new empress.

  • Melchior Lengyel
  • Lajos Biró
  • Arthur Wimperis
  • Alexander Korda
  • Paul Czinner
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  • Release Date: 1934-02-09
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 95

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Grand Duke Peter

Flora Robson

Empress Elisabeth

Irene Vanbrugh

Princess Anhalt-Zerbst

Joan Gardner


Dorothy Hale

Countess Olga

Diana Napier

Countess Vorontzova

Griffith Jones

Grigory Orlov

Gibb McLaughlin


Laurence Hanray


Allan Jeayes

Colonel Karnilov

Charles Carson

English Ambassador

Stewart Granger

Regiment Soldier

Judy Kelly

Guest at Hunting Lodge

John Turnbull


Michael Wilding

Regiment Soldier

Arnold Lucy

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