Scarlet Empress, The (1934) - What Do You Think Of Catherine?

Following another grandiose montage depicting director Josef von Sternberg’s imperial Russia, Marlene Dietrich as German Princess Sophia who will become Catherine the Great, arrives Moscow, met by current Empress Elizabeth (Louise Dresser) escorted by Alexei (John Lodge) and her mother (Olive Tell), and finally meeting her betrothed, the daffy Grand Duke Peter, Sam Jaffe, in Paramount’s The Scarlet Empress, 1934.