Nicholas and Alexandra

Nicholas and Alexandra

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner Cast: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Harry Andrews
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Nicholas and Alexandra

Nicholas and Alexandra covers the rise and fall of the last of the Russian Romanovs. We first meet Czar Nicholas (Michael Jayston) and his German bride Alexandra (Janet Suzman) at their 1894 wedding. Though Nicholas is devoted to Alexandra, the Russian populace is less politely inclined to having a "foreigner" as their Czarina. Alexandra gains favor when she gives birth to the much-loved Prince Alexis (Roderick Noble). Alas, Alexis suffers from hemophilia, a disease which strikes every second generation of Alexandra's family. When all conventional medical ministrations fail, Alexandra puts the fate of her son in the hands of mystical holy man Rasputin (Tom Baker, later famous for his portrayal of Doctor Who). As Rasputin's influence and power grows, the Russian peasantry becomes more restless and disgruntled. They are now willing to listen to the speeches of such rabble-rousers as Lenin (Michael Bryant) and Trotsky (Brian Cox), who sow the seeds of revolution. Even after the murder of Rasputin, the Bolsheviks are unsatisfied: The revolution finally comes to pass in October of 1917. At first, the moderate Kerensky (John McEnery) pleads with his followers to allow the Romanovs safe passage out of Russia. But the radicals seize control, and on July 16, 1918, the royal family is summarily executed.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/1994
UPC: 0043396600720
Original Release: 1971
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Jayston Nicholas II
Janet Suzman Empress Alexandra
Harry Andrews Grand Duke Nicholas
Irene Worth Empress Dowager Marie Fedorovna
Jack Hawkins Count Fredericks
Laurence Olivier Count Witte
Curd Jurgens German Consul Sklarz
Alexander Knox American Ambassador Root
Michael Redgrave Sazonov
Alan Dalton Flautist
Ralph Neville British Ambassador Buchanan
Gordon Gostelow Guchkov
Ian Holm Yakovlev
Martin Potter Prince Yussoupov
Georges Rigaud French Ambassador Paleologue
John Forbes-Robertson Col. Volkov
Penny Sugg Young Opera Singer
Timothy West Dr. Botkin
David Baxter Young Bolshevik
Tom Baker Rasputin
Michael Bryant Lenin
Eric Chapman Plekhanov
Brian Cox Trotsky
Maurice Denham Kokovtsov
Roy Dotrice Gen. Alexeiev
Lynne Frederick Tatiana
Fiona Fullerton Anastasia
David Giles Goloshchekin
Candace Glendenning Marie
Julian Glover Gapon
Stephen Greif Martov
John Hallam Nagorny
James Hazeldine Stalin
Leon Lissek Avadeyev
Ania Marson Olga
John McEnery Kerensky
Eric Porter Stolypin
Diana Quick Sonya
Guy Rolfe Dr. Fedorov
Katherine Schofield Tegleva
Ralph Truman Rodzianko
Richard Warwick Grand Duke Dmitry
Alan Webb Yurovsky
John Wood Col. Kobylinsky
Steven Berkoff Pankratov
Vernon Dobtcheff Dr. Lazovert
Jean-Claude Drouot Gilliard
Roderic Noble Alexis
Vivian Pickles Mme. Krupskaya
John Shrapnel Petya

Technical Credits
Franklin J. Schaffner Director
Ernest Archer Art Director
Richard Rodney Bennett Score Composer
Yvonne Blake Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward Bond Screenwriter
John Box Production Designer
Antonio Castillo Costumes/Costume Designer
Vernon Dixon Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Donally Producer
Eddie Fowlie Special Effects
James Goldman Screenwriter
Jack Maxsted Art Director
Gil Parrondo Production Designer
Neville Smallwood Makeup
Sam Spiegel Producer
Ernest Walter Editor
Freddie Young Cinematographer

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Nicholas and Alexandra 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nicholas and Alexandra is a powerful film that sweeps us back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the powerful and haunting story of the Romanovs' lives; with Nicholas's political naivete, Alexandra's obsession with the strange and corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis's brave struggle with hemophilia. Against a lavish backdrop of luxury, mystery and intrigue, one of the greatest films unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history- the story of a doomed empire and the death marked royals who watched it crumble.
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