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Rasputin and the Empress (1932) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Charles Brabin and Richard Boleslawski and produced by Irving Thalberg and Bernard H. Hyman.

Academy Awards 1932/33 --- Ceremony Number 6 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingCharles MacArthurNominated
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RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS ( 1932 )

By Crystal Kalyana on Mar 30, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

ETHEL BARRYMORE MONTH RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS ( 1932 ) When I first became an avid fan of the Barrymore’s, one of the films I collected was “Rasputin And The Empress”, a lavish?landmark film featuring the Barrymore trilogy, Ethel, John and Lionel. It’s a very enthralling mov... Read full article


A Rasputin Two-fer: Rasputin and the Empress (1932) & Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

By Clayton on May 19, 2014 From Phantom Empires

A Rasputin Two-fer: Rasputin and the Empress (1932) & Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) 5/19/2014 0 Comments What person even slightly interested in history doesn't know those eyes? Burning and possessing, they drill into one's ... Read full article


Rasputin and the Empress, Happy Anniversary! Premiered, Friday, December 23rd, 1932 (2)

By C. S. Williams on Dec 23, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

The only that all three of the royal acting family appeared in the same film.... Read full article


Rasputin and the Empress, Happy Anniversary! Premiered, Friday, December 23rd, 1932

By C. S. Williams on Dec 23, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

The only that all three of the royal acting family appeared in the same film.... Read full article


Rasputin and the Empress, Happy Anniversary! Premiered, Friday, December 23rd, 1932

By C. S. Williams on Dec 23, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

The only that all three of the royal acting family appeared in the same film.... Read full article


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MGM purchased stock footage of the Romanov family and Russian military parades from J. Stuart Blackton, who had this footage as part of a vast stock footage library.
Dr. William Axt, MGM's musical director, brought together all the Greek and Russian orthodox church choirs in Los Angeles to sing at the celebration mass at the start of the movie.
Irving Thalberg fired writer Mercedes de Acosta when she refused to write a scene involving a fictitious meeting betweenGrigory Rasputin and Princess Irene Romanov Yusupov, which she knew did not occur. Prince Feliks Yusupov, one of Rasputin's assassins, was a friend of de Acosta. After her firing, the scene was added. After the film's release, both Prince Yusupov and his wife sued Thalberg and MGM, as de Acosta warned he would, and won a large settlement.
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Best Writing Oscar 1932/33







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Also directed by Richard Boleslawski




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Also produced by Irving Thalberg




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Also released in 1932




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