Rasputin: The Mad Monk

1966, 92m, 35mm, UK

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened June 9–11, 2018

In between making two Fu Manchu movies together, Sharp and Christopher Lee took on the self-made man that was Grigori Rasputin, with the actor relishing the character’s intensity and contradictions. Playing fast and loose with the historical record, the movie amps up the so-called holy man’s hypnotic powers, womanizing, heavy drinking, scheming and murder as he rises to become the power behind the throne in early 20th-century Russia. With Barbara Shelley and Joss Ackland.

A film by Don Sharp