Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars’ Plot (1958)

Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars’ Plot (1958)

Sep. 01, 1958Russia86 Min.Not Rated
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This is the second part of a projected three-part epic biopic of Russian Czar Ivan Grozny, undertaken by Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein at the behest of Josef Stalin. Production of the epic was stopped before the third part could be filmed, due to producer dissatisfaction with Eisenstein’s introducing forbidden experimental filming techniques into the material, more evident in this part than the first part. As it was, this second part was banned from showings until after the deaths of both Eisenstein and Stalin, and a change of attitude by the subsequent heads of the Soviet government. In this part, as Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate him.
Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars’ Plot (1958)
Original title Иван Грозный. Сказ второй: Боярский заговор
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Nikolai Cherkasov isCzar Ivan IV
Czar Ivan IV
Serafima Birman isBoyarina Efrosinia Staritskaya
Boyarina Efrosinia Staritskaya
Pavel Kadochnikov isVladimir Andreyevich Staritsky
Vladimir Andreyevich Staritsky
Mikhail Zharov isCzar's Guard Malyuta Skuratov
Czar's Guard Malyuta Skuratov
Vsevolod Pudovkin isNikolay the Fanatic
Nikolay the Fanatic
Mikhail Kuznetsov isFyodor Basmanov
Fyodor Basmanov
Andrei Abrikosov isArchbishop Philip
Archbishop Philip
Mikhail Nazvanov isPrince Andrei Kurbsky
Prince Andrei Kurbsky
Pavel Massalsky isKing Sigismund of Poland
King Sigismund of Poland
Ada Vojtsik isElena Glinskaya
Elena Glinskaya

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