Producer Spiegel tackled Nicholas and Alexandra when he was shut out from working with director David Lean on Doctor Zhivago, which was also set against the backdrop of revolutionary Russia. Spiegel had alienated Lean when the two worked together on the film Lawrence of Arabia, pressing the perfectionist director in order to get the movie finished on time. Spiegel initially tried to make Nicholas and Alexandra without buying the rights to the book by Robert K. Massie, claiming that the historical account was in public domain but, eventually, Spiegel purchased the rights and hired writer James Goldman to adapt Massie's book as a screenplay.
" …is the story of the love that changed the world forever!"
|Runtime||3 hr 3 min|
|Budget||$9 000 000|
|Premiere: World||November 29, 1971|
|Premiere: USA||December 13, 1971|
|Digital: World||November 20, 2012|
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