|Directed by||Jack Gold|
|Produced by||David Puttnam|
|Written by||Charles Wood|
|Distributed by||Film4 Productions|
|16 June 1983 (UK)|
Red Monarch is a 1983 British television film starring Colin Blakely as Joseph Stalin. It is directed by Jack Gold and features David Suchet as Lavrentiy Beria and David Threlfall as Stalin's son Vasily.
Red Monarch is a comedy based on The Red Monarch: Scenes From the Life of Stalin, a collection of short critical essays by the Russian dissident and former KGB agent Yuri Krotkov. The film depicts Soviet politics and the interplay between Stalin and his lieutenants, particularly Beria, during the last years of Stalin's rule. The reading of Yevgeny Yevtushenko's "The Heirs of Stalin" in the final scene supposedly warns that the threat of totalitarianism is constantly present.
- Colin Blakely as Stalin
- David Suchet as Beria
- Carroll Baker as Brown
- Ian Hogg as Shaposhnikov
- David Threlfall as Vasily
- Nigel Stock as Molotov
- Lee Montague as Lee
- David Kelly as Sergo
- Glynn Edwards as Vlasek
- Peter Woodthorpe as Malenkov
- Brian Glover as Kruschev
- Oscar Quitak as Mekhlis
- Wensley Pithey as Voroshilov
- George A. Cooper as Kaganovitch
- "BFI | Film & TV Database | RED MONARCH (1983)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- "The heirs of Stalin". Yevgeny Yevtushenko Poetry Archive. Archived from the original on 20 October 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2009.
- Eberts, Jake; Illott, Terry (1990). My indecision is final. Faber and Faber. p. 657.
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