A Royal Scandal
A Royal Scandal (1945)

Based on a play by Lajos Biro and Melchior Lengyal, this film dwells upon a fictional incident in the life of Russia's Catherine the Great. Catherine falls in love with a handsome young army officer, who turns out to be an… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1945
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

There are hints of what might have been in the performances of Coburn and Price.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Preminger has no ear for comedy. It comes across heavy-handed, while the political intrigue comes only to a small boil

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A Royal Scandal, for all Miss Bankhead's presence, is an oddly dull and generally witless show.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A few laughs, but Bankhead chews up the scenery and the pacing is off a beat.

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Variety Staff

A Royal Scandal is a highly hilarious comedy with superb performances by Tallulah Bankhead and Charles Coburn.

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Not a bad way to spend an hour and a half, but a strange anti-climax for Preminger after the brilliance of Laura, and a sad mark of Lubitsch's declining powers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Quick on its feet, light to the touch (and perhaps without much of a destination planned), this bon bon is a delightful candy that while certainly not serious… More
Ken Stachnik
Not to bad but sorely lacking "the Lubitsch touch".
Stella Dallas
it's hardly a history lesson and only mildly diverting, retaining a little of the lubitsch charm even under the heavy-handed direction of otto preminger.… More