Passed | | Drama, History, Romance
A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power.
This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #109.
Empress Elizabeth Petrovna:
You wouldn't think that once I had skin like velvet. Empress, bah! I haven't even the power to iron out a single wrinkle. What are you looking at?
Empress Elizabeth Petrovna: That must be Peter. Go and see if it is, and tell him to come here at once.
Peter's Holstein guard is falsely referred to as Hessian. This may have been deliberate to make use of the bad reputation of Hessian mercenaries in the American Revolutionary War.