Rasputin and the Empress


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121 Min

Rasputin and the Empress


Rasputin is one of the most interesting people in the world during the early 20th Century. He was also one of the most enigmatic and contradictory. A holy man who was accused of raping a nun, excessive drinking, and being power hungry. Barrymore's portrayal of Rasputin plays this up, plus making claims that he will be Russia. He seems almost like Charles Manson at times in the way he can make someone, especially the Czarevitch, behave like they are totally different people compared to… Read More


Jan 1st, 1932


Ethel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore
Ralph Morgan
Tad Alexander

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Cast/Crew-View All

  • Ethel Barrymore

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  • Lionel Barrymore


  • Ralph Morgan

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  • Tad Alexander

    The Czarevitch

Trivia-View All

- In 1989 Sir David Napley published 'Rasputin in Hollywood', which covered in detail the 1934 libel lawsuit by the Youssoupoffs against MGM over the film.

- Annoyed that his brother John Barrymore was trying to show him up by placing his hand on him while he was finishing a scene (an ancient actor's technique for drawing attention to oneself), More

- Ethel Barrymore's only starring role in a motion picture with sound except for Kind Lady

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