Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Shadow of the Eagle is set during the reign of Russia's Catherine the Great. Dashing Count Orlof (Richard Greene) is dispatched to Venice to kidnap Princess Elizabeth (Valentina Cortesa), a pretender to Catherine's throne. Falling in love with the princess, Orloff casts his lot with Elizabeth's followers. When Catherine (Binnie Barnes) finally gets her clutches on Elizabeth and sentences her to death, Orloff nobly offers to die in her place. All of this sounds suspiciously like The Eagle, a 1925 Rudolph Valentino vehicle.
assassination, capture, emperor, escape, espionage, execution, hitman, killing, love, lover, queen [royalty], refuge, rival, royalty, Russia, victim