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The Scarlet Empress

Marlene Dietrich

Princess Sophia Frederica / Catherine II

John Lodge

Count Alexei

Sam Jaffe

Grand Duke Peter

Louise Dresser

Empress Elizabeth Petrovna

C. Aubrey Smith

Prince August

Gavin Gordon

Capt. Gregori Orloff

Olive Tell

Princess Johanna Elizabeth

Ruthelma Stevens

Countess Elizabeth 'Lizzie'

Davison Clark

Archimandrite Simeon Todorsky / Arch-Episc

Erville Alderson

Chancelor Alexei Bestuchef

Jane Darwell

Miss Cardell, Sophia's Nurse (uncredited)

Edward Van Sloan

Herr Wagner (uncredited)

Akim Tamiroff

Bit Part (uncredited)

Josef von Sternberg

Directing

Josef von Sternberg

Production

Bert Glennon

Camera

Josef von Sternberg

Editing

Hans Dreier

Art

Short Details

During the 18th century, German noblewoman Sophia Frederica, who would later become Catherine the Great, travels to Moscow to marry the dimwitted Grand Duke Peter, the heir to the Russian throne. Their arranged marriage proves to be loveless, and Catherine takes many lovers, incl. . .

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