I Killed Rasputin
|I Killed Rasputin|
|Directed by||Robert Hossein|
|Produced by||Raymond Danon|
|Written by||Felix Yusupov|
|Music by||André Hossein|
|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)
3 May 1967
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. The script was approved by Yusupov and he also agreed to appear in the film. In the introductory interview of the film, Yusupov demonstrated that his loathing for Rasputin remained undiminished. Filming began at the Billancourt Studios in Paris in December 1966. The film opened the 1967 Cannes Film Festival 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.
- Gert Fröbe as Grigori Rasputin
- Peter McEnery as Felix Yusupov
- Robert Hossein as Serge Hukhotin
- Geraldine Chaplin as Mounia Golovine
- Ivan Desny as Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia
- Roger Pigaut as Vladimir Purishkevich
- Princess Ira von Fürstenberg as Irina Yusupova
- Patrick Balkany as Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia
- Nicolas Vogel as Dr. Lazovert
- France Delahalle as Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia
- Katia Tchenko as A follower of Rasputin
- A.H. Weiler, The Flight Plan of 'Peter Pan' ], New York Times. pp. 11. 27 November February 1966. Retrieved on 30 July 2011.
- Cowie, Peter (1977). World Filmography: 1967. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press.
- 'Cannes Festival opens', New York Times. pp. 36. 28 April 1967
- I Killed Rasputin Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 22 July 2011