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Catherine the Great

DVD cover, featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones
Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
John Goldsmith
Written by John Goldsmith
Frank Tudisco
Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones
Music by Laurence Rosenthal
Cinematography Elemér Ragályi
Editing by Petra von Oelffen
Release date(s) 1995
Running time 100 minutes
Language English

Catherine the Great is a 1995 television movie based on the life of Catherine II of Russia. It stars Catherine Zeta-Jones as Catherine, Jeanne Moreau as Empress Elizabeth and Omar Sharif as Alexis Razumovsky.

The film was released on Region 1 DVD on February 27, 2001 by A&E Home Video.


Opening line

The 21st of August 1745 ... my wedding day. I was 15. The Grand Duke Peter was two years older, and we were both pawns in a political game.
— Catherine Zeta-Jones, Catherine the Great[1]

Plot summary

From the Internet Movie Database:

In this romanticized biography, a small German principality's unexperienced princess, Catherine, becomes the bride of czarevitch Peter, the mad and abusive nephew and heir of the Russian czarina Elisabeth, from whom she learns the cynical ropes of wielding absolute imperial power at any cost ... After Elisabeth's death, she quickly moves to seize power with military and courtier support and works to enlarge and modernize the empire...[2]



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