The Scarlet Empress

The Scarlet Empress

Director: Josef von Sternberg Cast: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe

DVD (Black & White / Dolby 5.1 / Mono)

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2001
UPC: 0715515011822
Original Release: 1934
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:44:00

Special Features

The World of Josef von Sternberg, a 1966 BBC documentary; a tribute Josef von Sternberg by devotee and underground filmmaker Jack Smith; liner notes by film historian Robin Wood; production stills archive

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlene Dietrich Sophia Frederica, later Catherine II of Russia
John Lodge Count Alexei
Sam Jaffe Grand Duke Peter
Louise Dresser Empress Elizabeth
Maria Sieber Sophia as a Child
C. Aubrey Smith Prince August
Ruthelma Stevens Countess Elizabeth
Olive Tell Princess Johanna
Gavin Gordon Gregory Orloff
Jane Darwell Mlle. Cardell
Harry Woods Doctor
Davison Clark Archimandrite Simeon Todorsky
John Davidson Marquis De La Chetardie
Gerald Fielding Officer
Eric Alden Lackeys
Erville Alderson Chancellor Alexei Bestuzhev
Richard Alexander Count Von Breummer
James Burke Guard
George Davis Jester
Anna Duncan Actor
Elinor Fair Actor
May Foster Actor
Julanne Johnston Actor
James Marcus Innkeeper
Eunice Moore Actor
Phillip G. Sleeman Count Lestocq
Dina Smirnova Actor
Jameson Thomas Lt. Ovtsyn
Edward Van Sloan Herr Wagner
Hans Heinrich Von Twardowski Ivan Shuvalov
Bruce Warren Actor
Marie Wells Marie Choglokov
Belle Johnstone Actor
Nadine Beresford Actor
Blanche Rose Aunt
Agnes Steele Actor
Patricia Patrick Actor

Technical Credits
Josef von Sternberg Director,Score Composer,Editor
Peter Ballbusch Art Director
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
Hans Dreier Art Director
Bert Glennon Cinematographer
Gordon Jennings Special Effects
Richard Kollorsz Art Director
Manuel Komroff Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapters
1. Opening titles [:09]
2. Hangmen [1:04]
3. The emissary [5:48]
4. Treasonous affections [4:58]
5. The celebrated journey [4:47]
6. Introductions and inspections [3:50]
7. Brood mare and royal half-wit [6:42]
8. Blessed be this bed [7:38]
9. Carefree spirit of youth [5:53]
10. Clandestine desire [7:19]
11. Rivals [6:39]
12. A very fortunate encounter [7:19]
13. Lessons in deceit [6:24]
14. Mourning and terror [:39]
15. Surveying the troops [6:08]
16. An enviable privilege [4:26]
17. Historic banquet [4:00]
18. Pray for her majesty [4:52]
19. Victory bells [5:00]
0. Index
1. Absolute control [4:28]
2. Martinet [2:14]
3. Marionettes [2:30]
4. The Dietrich persona [1:56]
5. Personal vision [4:35]
6. An abstract artist [2:28]
7. Artiface [1:56]

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