The Death of Ivan the Terrible (film)

The Death of Ivan the Terrible, (Russian: Смерть Иоанна Грозного, romanizedSmert Ioanna Groznogo) is a 1909 Russian short film directed and written by Vasili Goncharov.[1][2]

The Death of Ivan the Terrible
Russian: Смерть Иоанна Грозного
Directed byVasili Goncharov
Written by
Produced by
CinematographyAntonio Serrano
CountryRussian Empire


The film is based on plays by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy.



  • Role of Garaburda was the actor debut for Yakov Protazanov.[4]
  • Actor Slavin, who performed the role of Ivan the Terrible, was too plump for the image of the king, known including asceticism. Its fullness has become one of the most common viewers claims to the film.[4]


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