Ivan the Terrible, Part II

Ivan the Terrible, Part II

Title: Ivan the Terrible, Part II

Release: 1958

Rating: 7.9

Language: Russian

Country: Soviet Union

Runtime: 88

Genre: History , Biography

Ivan the Terrible, Part II

Release 1958
Rating 7.9
Language Russian
Country Soviet Union
Runtime 88
Genre History , Biography



His wife dead from poisoning and his chief warrior, Kurbsky, defected to the Poles, Ivan is lonely as he pursues a unified Russia with no foreign occupiers. Needing friendship, he brings to court Kolychev, now Philip the monk, and makes him metropolitan bishop of Moscow. Philip, however, takes his cues from the boyars and tries to bend Ivan to the will of the church. Ivan faces down Philip and lets loose his private force, the Oprichniks, on the boyars. Led by the Tsar's aunt, Euphrosyne, the boyers plot to assassinate Ivan and enthrone her son, Vladimir. At a banquet, Ivan mockingly crowns Vladimir and sends him in royal robes into the cathedral where the assassin awaits.

Director :
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Writer :

Sergei M. Eisenstein

Actors :

... Czar Ivan IV

... Boyarina Efrosinia Staritskaya

... Czar's Guard Malyuta Skuratov

... Fyodor Basmanov

... Vladimir Andreyevich Staritsky

... Nikolay the Fanatic

... Archbishop Philip