This excellent historical epic gathers the royal family of the American stage, the only film in which the three dynamic Barrymores appeared together. A feast for the eyes, it bids a lavish farewell to the Russian imperium. An even greater treat is to see the magnificent Barrymores vie with
each other for every frame of this memorable film.
Starving peasants are in the streets and revolution is in the air, but the weak Czar Nicholas II (Ralph Morgan) and his strong-willed Czarina Alexandra (Ethel Barrymore) are preoccupied with the health of their son (Tad Alexander), a hemophiliac. When the boy suffers a fall, he begins to bleed to
death and his doctors are hel...