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The Mad Emperor

The Mad Emperor

A Feature film by Maurice Tourneur

Produced by Société des Productions Cinématographiques F.C.L.

Release in France : 08/06/1938

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Actors (21)

Production and distribution (3)

Film exports/foreign sales :

Gaumont

Synopsis

Drunk with power, Czar Paul I of Russia (Harry Baur) becomes not only a detriment to his countrymen, but also a clear and present danger. Pahlen (Pierre Renoir), military governor of St. Petersburg, sadly realizes that the only hope for Russia's salvation is Paul's death. Despite his patriotic motives, Pahlen is accused of murdering the Czar for his own political gain, forcing him to take very extremes measure to prove his loyalty and sincerity.

Full credits (9)

Executive Producer :

Nicolas Farkas

Screenwriters :

Arnold Lipp, Oscar Ray, Max Maret

Camera Operator :

Louis Née

Production Designers :

Ivan Lochakoff, Vladimir Meingard

Costume designer :

Boris Bilinsky

Dialogue Writer :

Henri Jeanson

Director of Photography :

Armand Thirard

Editor :

Roger Spiri-mercanton

Music Composer :

Jacques Ibert

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Historical, Drama

Production language :

French

Production country :

France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French (France)

Production year :

1938

French release :

08/06/1938

Runtime :

1 h 37 min

Current status :

Released

Approval :

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Black & White

Aspect ratio :

1.37

Audio format :

Mono