The Scarlet Empress
Director: Josef von Sternberg Run Time: 104 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1934
Starring: John Lodge, Louise Dresser, Marlene Dietrich, Sam Jaffe
As a German princess bequeathed to the son of the Empress of Russia, Sophia is sent off to improve the royal lines. While she greatly enjoys the Russian culture, she finds no use for her new husband. And when a questionable pregnancy occurs, she does away with him… and the legend of Catherine the Great begins to evolve.