A Royal Scandal. 1945. USA. Directed by Otto Preminger. Screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer, based on the play The Czarina, by Lajos Bíró, Melchior Lengyel. Produced by Ernst Lubistch. With Tallulah Bankhead, Vincent Price, Anne Baxter. 94 min.
Using Bíró’s play as inspiration, Preminger tells the tale of Catherine the Great falling in love with a young commander of her guard. While the love story churns, a revolution at the palace percolates.