Ivan the Terrible, Part 1 Movie Review 1944

Information and Film Reviews for Ivan the Terrible, Part 1 the Movie

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Contemplative epic of Russia's first czar is a classic, innovative film from cinema genius Eisenstein. Visually stunning, with a fine performance by Cherkassov. Ivan's struggles to preserve his country is the main concern of the first half of Eisenstein's masterwork (which he originally planned as a trilogy). In Russian with English subtitles.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from Russian.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Period Piece: 16th Century, Royalty, Russian, Patriotism & Paranoia, Russia/USSR, 4 Bones
Sergei Eisenstein
Nikolai Cherkassov, Ludmila Tselikovskaya, Serafina Birman, Piotr Kadochnikev
Eduard Tisse
Sergei Eisenstein
Sergei Prokofiev
Sovexportfilm USSR, Janus Films

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