Overall Rank: 2819
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 18
Theatrical Release Date: 03/08/1947
Genre: Biography, Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Actors: Nikolai Cherkasov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman, Mikhail Nazvanov, Mikhail Zharov, Pavel Kadochnikov
Plot: In this first part of the two-part life of Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) we explore his early days after he crowns himself Tsar of Russia and beings cultivating his power and reclaiming lost territory. From various campaigns to an illness that nearly takes his life to threats from the aristocracy and his own family - he deftly plays his hand to keep his title. -- Chris Kavan
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mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/01/2012
As a grand retelling of Ivan the Terrible's biography, Eisenstein masterfully combines symbolism, powerful performances, and some clever visual trickery into an arresting tale of revenge and power struggle. The film, despite its age, works well because of Eisenstein's understanding of using visuals to tell a commanding story.
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