Poet i tsar (1927)
Tsar Nicholas I is enamoured by Natalia, the wife of Alexander Pushkin. To cover his tracks, the tsar encourages the suit of Georges d'Anthès, a French officer, with the help of Count Alexander von Benckendorff. Pushkin hears rumours of D'Anthès's love for his wife and challenges him to a duel. The officer attempts to save his life by marrying Natalia's sister Ekaterina. Returning from his country estate, Pushkin receives anonymous letters and insists on a duel with D'Anthès.
Cast and Information
Directed By: Vladimir Gardin, Yevgeni Chervyakov
Written By: Vladimir Gardin, Yevgeni Chervyakov
Starring: Yevgeni Chervyakov, Ivan Khudoleyev, Konstantin Karenin, Aleksandr Larikov, Olga Spirova, Ivan Lerskiy, Irina Volodko, Aleksei Feona, Ye. Roziner, Zoya Valevskaya, Boris Tamarin, L. Tkachyov
AKA: The Poet and the Czar
Country: Soviet Union