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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, ...

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Released: Jan 1st, 1932
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Runtime: 121 Minutes
Genres: Drama / History
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Rasputin and the Empress Main Cast

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John Barrymore
John Barrymore
plays Prince Paul Chegodieff
Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore
plays Czarina Alexandra
Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore
plays Grigori Rasputin
Ralph Morgan
Ralph Morgan
plays Czar Nicholas II
Diana Wynyard
Diana Wynyard
plays Princess Natasha
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • The only film in which all three Barrymore siblings - John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore - appeared together.
  • Annoyed that his brother John was trying to show him up by placing his hand on him while he was finishing a scene (an ancient actors technique for drawing attention to himself), Lionel Barrymore excused himself from the set and went to the back lot to find a telephone. He then phoned the set and told director Richard Boleslawski that "he'd better advise Mr. John Barrymore to not place his hand on me at the close of this scene, lest I lay one on him!" By the time Lionel returned to the set, John has been advised to keep his hands to himself.
  • Ethel Barrymore's only starring role in a motion picture with sound.
  • Charles Brabin was originally assigned to direct. After several run-ins with Ethel Barrymore, who condescendingly referred to him as Mr. Theda Bara, he was taken off the project. Brabin was married to the silent screen legend Theda Bara. Richard Boleslawski was brought in to direct and given sole directorial credit, although several of Brabin's completed scenes remain in the finished film.
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