I Killed Rasputin

I Killed Rasputin (French: J'ai tué Raspoutine) is a 1967 Italo-Franco biographical film directed by Robert Hossein. Gert Fröbe stars as the main subject, Grigori Rasputin. It is based on the work Lost Splendor by Felix Yusupov, a nobleman and participant in the murder of Rasputin.[1][2] The script was approved by Yusupov and he also agreed to appear in the film.[1] In the introductory interview of the film, Yussupov demonstrated that his loathing for Rasputin remained undiminished.[3] Filming began at the Boulogne Studio in Paris in December 1966.[3] The film opened the 1967 Cannes Film Festival[3] and later that year was released theatrically in France on 3 May.

I Killed Rasputin
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Directed byRobert Hossein
Produced byRaymond Danon
Maurice Jacquin
Written byFelix Yusupov
Paola Sanjust
Alain Decaux
Claude Desailly
Robert Hossein
StarringGert Fröbe
Peter McEnery
Robert Hossein
Geraldine Chaplin
Music byAndré Hossein
CinematographyHenri Persin
Edited byJacqueline Thiédot
Compania Generale Cinematografica
Films Copernic
Distributed byComacico (1967) (France)
Paramount Pictures (1968) (USA)
Elite-Film (Filmzentrum) (1967) (Austria)
Hafbo (1968) (Netherlands)
Inter-Verleih Film-Gesellschaft (1967) (West Germany)
Paramount Television (USA) (TV)
Release date
3 May 1967
Running time
135 min


Grigori Rasputin becomes a fixture of Russia's Imperial Court after saving the life of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, the haemophiliac heir to the throne. However as war breaks out, Rasputin's enemies see him as a cause and plot fatal revenge against the Russian mystic.[4]



  1. A.H. Weiler, The Flight Plan of 'Peter Pan' ], New York Times. pp. 11. 27 November February 1966. Retrieved on 30 July 2011.
  2. Cowie, Peter (1977). World Filmography: 1967. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press.
  3. 'Cannes Festival opens', New York Times. pp. 36. 28 April 1967
  4. I Killed Rasputin Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 22 July 2011
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