Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Director
Richard Boleslawski

Main cast
John Barrymore; Ethel Barrymore; Lionel Barrymore; Ralph Morgan; Diana Wynyard

Genres
Drama, History

Description
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 the way they acted before meeting Rasputin.


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