I Killed Rasputin

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I Killed Rasputin
Promotional poster
Directed by Robert Hossein
Produced by Raymond Danon
Maurice Jacquin
Written by Felix Yusupov
Paola Sanjust
Alain Decaux
Claude Desailly
Robert Hossein
Starring Gert Fröbe
Peter McEnery
Robert Hossein
Geraldine Chaplin
Music by André Hossein
Cinematography Henri Persin
Edited by Jacqueline Thiédot
Distributed by Comacico (1967) (France)
Paramount Pictures (1968) (USA)
Elite-Film (Filmzentrum) (1967) (Austria)
Hafbo (1968) (Netherlands)
Inter-Verleih Film-Gesellschaft (1967) (West Germany)
Paramount Television (USA) (TV)
Release date
3 May 1967
Running time
135 min
Country France
Language French

I Killed Rasputin (French: J'ai tué Raspoutine) is a 1967 Italo-Franco biographical film directed by Robert Hossein. Gert Fröbe stars as the main subject, Grigori Rasputin. It is based on the work Lost Splendor by Felix Yusupov, a nobleman and participant in the murder of Rasputin.[1][2] The script was approved by Yusupov and he also agreed to appear in the film.[1] In the introductory interview of the film, Yussupov demonstrated that his loathing for Rasputin remained undiminished.[3] Filming began at the Boulogne Studio in Paris in December 1966.[3] The film opened the 1967 Cannes Film Festival[3] and later that year was released theatrically in France on 3 May.


Grigori Rasputin becomes a fixture of Russia's Imperial Court after saving the life of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, the haemophiliac heir to the throne. However as war breaks out, Rasputin's enemies see him as a cause and plot fatal revenge against the Russian mystic.[4]



  1. ^ a b A.H. Weiler, The Flight Plan of 'Peter Pan' ], New York Times. pp. 11. 27 November February 1966. Retrieved on 30 July 2011.
  2. ^ Cowie, Peter (1977). World Filmography: 1967. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. 
  3. ^ a b c 'Cannes Festival opens', New York Times. pp. 36. 28 April 1967
  4. ^ I Killed Rasputin Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 22 July 2011

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