The film October
was commissioned to commemerate the 10th anniversary of the Bolshevik coup. Sergei Eisenstein, the famed filmmaker, was commissioned to direct and produce it. I have always been very interested in this film because he has a scene called "The Tsaritsa's Bedroom" which is supposed to be Alexandra's private bedroom in the Winter Palace. I have never seen any images of this room anywhere but in this movie. I have seen pictures of other rooms called Alexandra's beroom in the Winter Palace and they look nothing like this. Those rooms are much more formal and the beds are completely different.
This room does look very like the Empress's bedroom in the Alexander Palace. There are big differences. The pattern in the curtains isn't right and the furniture is very similar - but not the same. However I can't believe this is a set, it has too many personal things and it is so overdecorated that could only be a real room. There are also shown a marble statue of that was in the Maple Room and a painting that was in the AP. Later a man is shown with an Faberge item from the Mauve Room in his hand (not shown in my clip). Also, it looks like the beds are the real beds from the AP bedroom.
It seems to me this is either the Empress's bedroom with fabrics and furniture brought in temporarily for the movie or else it's a virtual duplicate in the Winter Palace. Now that explanation \is entirely possible because this clip shows lots of eggs in it and the Empress sent her eggs like this to the Winter Palace. We also know the rooms of the Empress were destroyed at the Winter Palace around this time. But the fact that this room has the Empress's oratory on the right of the bed and the toilet on the right is exactly what we know was true at the AP. If this is the AP it's the only film or image of both the oratory and the toilet I have ever seen.
But this is still a mystery - please go look at the clip at http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/movie2.html
and post here what you think. Perhaps somewhere there's an account of the filming of October that could clear this up...
This clip comes from Evergreen Video.