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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
This was John Shrapnel's first film.
Oh Nicky. This is the beginning of the glory of your reign. Our friend told me so. It will be the greatest page in Russian history, the story of these weeks and days. And while your gone, don't worry over what you've left behind. I'm here. Lean on ...
In the final scene of the film, just before she is shot, Alexandra crosses herself from left to right in the Roman Catholic fashion rather than from right to left, the Russian Orthodox way, that she did correctly in all other scenes in which she made the Sign of the Cross.
"By courtesy of the National Theatre of G.B." is written underneath Tom Baker and Laurence Olivier's names in the end credits. "By courtesy of the Royal Shakespeare Company" is written underneath Janet Suzman's name.
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