Nicholas and Alexandra

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Nicholas and Alexandra
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
Produced by Sam Spiegel
Written by James Goldman
Robert K. Massie (book)
Starring Michael Jayston,
Janet Suzman
Music by Richard Rodney Bennett
Cinematography Freddie Young
Editing by Ernest Walter
Studio Horizon Pictures
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) 30 December 1971 (1971-12-30)
Running time 189 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Nicholas and Alexandra is a 1971 biographical movie. It tells the story of the last Russian monarch, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra.

The movie was made from the book by Robert K. Massie. It was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.

It won Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (John Box, Ernest Archer, Jack Maxsted, Gil Parrondo, Vernon Dixon) and Best Costume Design. It was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Janet Suzman), Best Cinematography, Best Music, Original Dramatic Score and Best Picture.[1]

Cast[change | change source]

Soundtrack[change | change source]

This soundtrack was written by Richard Rodney Bennett.

  1. Overture (02:19)
  2. Nicholas and Alexandra (01:26)
  3. The Royal Children (01:23)
  4. The Palace (01:00)
  5. Sunshine Days (03:21)
  6. Alexandra (01:18)
  7. The Romanov Tercentenary (00:52)
  8. Lenin in Exile (01:21)
  9. The Princessess (02:20)
  10. The Breakthrough (02:35)
  11. The Declaration of War (02:55)
  12. Extracte (02:40)
  13. The Journey to the Front (01:02)
  14. Military March (02:40)
  15. Rasputin's Death (01:28)
  16. The People Revolt (01:19)
  17. Alexandra Alone (01:11)
  18. Farewells (02:30)
  19. Dancing in the Snow (01:11)
  20. Departure from Tobolsk (01:30)
  21. Elegy (01:38)
  22. Epilogue (01:50)

References[change | change source]

  1. "NY Times: Nicholas and Alexandra". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-28.