Review

  • The alternative title "The Rise of Catherine the Great" is much more accurate since the picture ends with her getting the throne.

    The costumes and sets are Grade A Hollywood (compliment).

    Flora Robson (Empress Elisabeth) has the best lines and delivers them impressively. Elisabeth Bergner (Catherine) does well in her scenes with the Empress. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (Grand Duke Peter) seems out of his depth.