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Ivan the Terrible (1944)

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Original title: Ivan Groznyj I


DVD Release Date
• R2: 13 Aug 2001

Running Time
1 hour, 35 minutes

Country Soviet Union

Production Companies
Alma Ata Studio

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Other Titles
• Ivan the Terrible
• Ivan Groznyj I
• Ivan the Terrible, Part One
• Ivane Mriskhane, natsili pirveli

• Ivan Groznyy I (1944)
• E. F(



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Genre: Drama, Revenge, Political

Plot: Originally conceived as a historical epic in three parts, Sergei Eisenstein's epic biography of Czar Ivan IV, the murderous 16th-century unifier of the Russian people, was truncated by the director's death in 1948, as he was about to begin part three. A spectacle of impressively baroque splendor, it remains one of the great anomalies of film history. Starring Nikolai Cherkassov as the eponymous ruler, the film opens with the 16-year-old's opulent coronation in 1546. He breaks with the custom of marriage to a foreign princess by marrying a Russian girl, Anastasia Romanovna (Lyudmila Tselikovskaya), thereby offending the nobility. In an effort to expand his territory eastward, he leads an army of 100,000 to seize Kazan, succeeding only after a long and bitter campaign. After contracting a seemingly fatal illness, Ivan summons the boyars, led by his aunt Euphrosinia (Serafima Birman), but they refuse his demand to swear allegiance to his one-year-old son, greatly angering the czar. When Ivan miraculously returns to health, he begins to consolidate power in opposition to the boyars. While Cherkassov gives a commanding performance, it's the film's unique visual quality, featuring spectacularly ornate set design and costumes, along with a performance style influenced by Russian

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 Directed by
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Aleksandr Nevskiy, Oktyabr, Ivan Groznyj II: Boyarsky zagovor
 Written by
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Battleship Potemkin, Aleksandr Nevskiy, Oktyabr
 Cast
Nikolai Cherkasov
Aleksandr Nevskiy, Ivan Groznyj II: Boyarsky zagovor, Bozhestvennaya glikeriya
Serafima Birman
Ivan Groznyj II: Boyarsky zagovor
Mikhail Nazvanov
Ivan Groznyj II: Boyarsky zagovor
Mikhail Zharov
Ivan Groznyj II: Boyarsky zagovor, Aelita
Amvrosi Buchma
Ivan Groznyj II: Boyarsky zagovor
Mikhail Kuznetsov
Ivan Groznyj II: Boyarsky zagovor, Zolotoy eshelon
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 Music By
Sergei Prokofiev
Aleksandr Nevskiy, Ivan Groznyj II: Boyarsky zagovor, Unser Sandmännchen



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