Shadow of the Eagle (1950 film)

Shadow of the Eagle is a 1950 British-Italian historical drama film directed by Sidney Salkow and starring Richard Greene, Valentina Cortese and Greta Gynt.[1] A separate Italian version The Rival of the Empress was released the following year.

Shadow of the Eagle
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Directed bySidney Salkow
Written by
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyErwin Hillier
Edited byPeter Graham Scott
Music byHans May
Production
companies
Distributed by
  • Independent Film Distributors
  • Scalera Film
Release date
11 September 1950
Running time
93 minutes
Countries
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

It was shot partly at Teddington Studios and partly on location in Italy. The film's art direction was by Wilfred Shingleton.

PlotEdit

During the 18th century the Empress of Russia Catherine the Great sends her lover Count Alexei Orloff to kidnap her rival for the throne, the pretender Elizabeth, Princess Tarakanova, from Venice. However, Orloff ends up falling in love with the Princess.

CastEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Richards p.140

BibliographyEdit

  • Richards, Jeffrey. Swordsmen of the Screen: From Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York. Routledge, 2014.

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