• The Scarlet Empress

    1934. USA. Josef von Sternberg. 104 min.

Sunday, December 9, 2007, 4:15 p.m.

  • The Scarlet Empress

    1934. USA. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Screenplay by Manuel Komroff. With Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe. In their sixth collaboration, Von Sternberg and Dietrich re-create the story of Catherine the Great. This lavish, melodramatic production focuses on the empress's rise to power and her many loves—the two often interrelated. The film's blatant eroticism narrowly escaped the censors, as the Hays Code was enacted the same year as its release. 104 min.

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