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Fall of Eagles 

The collapse of three great European dynasties: the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

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John Elliot
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Hordern ...  Narrator 10 episodes, 1974
Charles Kay ...  Tsar Nicholas II 7 episodes, 1974
Barry Foster ...  Willy 7 episodes, 1974
Gayle Hunnicutt ...  Tsarina Alexandra 6 episodes, 1974
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The collapse of three great European dynasties: the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

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Drama | History | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fall of Eagles See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series takes place from 1853 to 1918. See more »

Quotes

Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria-Hungary: [after the murder or his wife and the suicide of his son] Nothing has been spared me... in this world...
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Soundtracks

Largo: Symphony No. 6
(uncredited)
Dmitri Shostakovich
[end titles]
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The Wait Is Over For Americans!!
25 February 2006 | by jdcofieldSee all my reviews

This superb series will be available on DVD in the US on May 2, 2006! Amazon and Barnes and Noble are already offering it for pre-sale. I've been waiting for this series for many years! When Fall of Eagles was first shown on PBS in the 1970s I fell in love with the fine directing and acting and above all the attention to the historical details. The last time I saw it was in severely edited form on TBS 15-20 years ago. Favorite scenes that have lingered in my memory over the years include a minute by minute documentary on the Crown Prince Rudolf-Maria Vetsera suicide at Mayerling, a great episode on Empress Elizabeth of Austria and her troubled relations with her mother-in-law Archduchess Sophie, a fine retelling of the story of Queen Victoria's oldest daughter Vicky and her problems as German Crown Princess and Empress, and above all several excellent episodes dealing with Nicholas, Alexandra, and the other Romanovs.


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