Nicholas and Alexandra Movie Review 1971

Information and Film Reviews for Nicholas and Alexandra the Movie

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Epic chronicling the final years of Tsar Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, and their children. Their lavish royal lifestyle gives way to imprisonment and eventual execution under the new Lenin government. Beautiful, but overlong costume epic that loses steam in the second half. Based on the biography by Robert Massie.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 183 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Royalty, Russian, Biopics: Royalty, World War I, Red Scare, Russia/USSR, Period Piece: 20th Century, Russian Revolution, Historical Romance
James Goldman
Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Tom Baker, Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Harry Andrews, Jack Hawkins, Alexander Knox, Curt Jurgens
Frederick A. (Freddie) Young
Franklin J. Schaffner
Richard Rodney Bennett
Sam Spiegel


Oscars 1971: Art Dir./Set Dec., Costume Des.

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