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The Scarlet Empress


Of the two 1934 film versions of the life of Russia's Catherine the Great, [[Performer~P112722~Josef von Sternberg~josefvonsternberg]]'s The Scarlet Empress was the most opulent and exotic. [[Performer~P19148~Marlene Dietrich~marlenedietrich]] plays the German-born Catherine, who is required to marry Russia's mad Grand Duke Peter ([[Performer~P95767~Sam Jaffe~samjaffe]], decked out in a [[Performer~P46157~Harpo Marx~harpomarx]] wig). As if her joke of a marriage isn't torment enough, Catherine must...more