This drama of 18th-century Russia and the reign of Catherine the Great tells of the romance of a young officer and his commander’s daughter. The country is torn by revolt as Pugachev leads his Cossack rebels against the forces of the Czarina. As battles rage, the young lovers are caught in a web of deceit and treason, only to be spared at the end through the generosity of Pugachev, who goes to the gallows.
Director: Alberto Lattuada.
Stars: Silvana Mangano, Van Heflin, Viveca Lindfors, Geoffrey Horne, Vittorio Gassman, Agnes Moorehead, Robert Keith, Oskar Homolka, Finlay Currie, Laurence Naismith, Helmut Dantine, Fulvia Franco, Aldo Silvani, Claudio Gora, Guido Celano, Cristina Gaioni.