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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

    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.

    Actors (21)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    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