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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film The Rise of Catherine the Great

    Elisabeth Bergner was unique. I loved her. She sometimes acted on a dangerously adorable edge without going too far. She has great support here from Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Flora Robson but this is her show. The movie is overstuffed but she keeps it going somehow. This film was released the same year as von Sternberg's "The Scarlet Empress" with Dietrich. The two films could not be more dissimilar.