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Director:
Writers:
H.M. Harwood (screen play) and
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Release Date:
9 February 1934 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Exceptional Garbo performance in fine film biography See more (61 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Greta Garbo ... Christina

John Gilbert ... Antonio

Ian Keith ... Magnus

Lewis Stone ... Oxenstierna

Elizabeth Young ... Ebba

C. Aubrey Smith ... Aage

Reginald Owen ... Charles
Georges Renavent ... French Ambassador

David Torrence ... Archbishop

Gustav von Seyffertitz ... General (as Gustav Von Seyffertitz)
Ferdinand Munier ... Innkeeper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Alexander ... Peasant in Crowd (uncredited)

Hooper Atchley ... Antonio's Companion in Coach (uncredited)
Barbara Barondess ... Elsa (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Magnus' Rabble Rouser (uncredited)

James Burke ... Blacksmith - 4th Rabble Rouser (uncredited)

Cora Sue Collins ... Christina as a Child (uncredited)

Carrie Daumery ... Woman at Court when Antonio arrive at Christines Throne (uncredited)

Muriel Evans ... Barmaid at Inn (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Drinker Betting on 9 (uncredited)

Lawrence Grant ... Bit part (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Nobleman (uncredited)

Paul Hurst ... Swedish Soldier Betting on 6 (uncredited)

Gladden James ... 3rd Rabble Rouser (uncredited)

Fred Kohler ... Member of the Court at Abdication (uncredited)

Frank McGlynn Jr. ... 2nd Rabble Rouser (uncredited)

Edward Norris ... Count Jacob (uncredited)
Bodil Rosing ... Innkeeper's Wife (uncredited)
Tiny Sandford ... Cook at the Inn (uncredited)

C. Montague Shaw ... King Gustavus Adolphus (uncredited)

Akim Tamiroff ... Pedro (uncredited)

Directed by
Rouben Mamoulian 
 
Writing credits
H.M. Harwood (screen play) and
Salka Viertel (screen play)

Salka Viertel (from the original story by) and
Margaret P. Levino (from the original story by)

S.N. Behrman (dialogue)

Harvey Gates  uncredited
Ben Hecht  uncredited
Rouben Mamoulian  uncredited
Ernest Vajda  uncredited
Claudine West  uncredited

Produced by
Walter Wanger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Herbert Stothart (musical score)
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels (photographed by) (as William Daniels)
 
Film Editing by
Blanche Sewell (film editor)
 
Production Design by
Edgar G. Ulmer (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Toluboff 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (interior decoration)
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Dorian .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Art Wilson .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Harry Froboess .... stunts (uncredited)
Audrey Scott .... riding double: Greta Garbo (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Milton Brown .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert Stothart .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Fred Cavens .... stager: sword fight (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
99 min | 99 min (Turner library print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1934) | Sweden:15 | Sweden:11 (re-rating) (1964) | UK:U (re-rating) (2005) | UK:U (re-rating) (2005) (uncut) | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Lawrence Grant is in studio records/casting call lists as a cast member, but he did not appear or was not identifiable in the movie. C. Henry Gordon was announced as a cast member, and Edward Cooper was listed as a cast member in a contemporary Hollywood Reporter news item, but neither appeared to be in the film. However, recognition of actors was difficult because of period makeup.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: There is snow on the ground when Christina leaves the palace for the last time, yet there is no snow in the hills where Antonio and Magnus meet to duel nor is there snow at the docks where Christina boards her ship.See more »
Quotes:
Antonio:There's a mystery in you.
Queen Christina:Is there not in every human being?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Garbo (2005)See more »

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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Exceptional Garbo performance in fine film biography, 12 July 2001

Although it is short on fact and large on fiction this beautiful biographical film of Sweden's Queen is a marvelous vehicle on its own, quite aside from containing one of Garbo's finest performances, second only to her Marguerite Gauthier in CAMILLE. She is strong, yet delicate in her portrayal of Christina. There are subtle undertones of lesbian tendencies and her scenes with John Gilbert are pulsating with true feeling for the man, though he is woefully inadequate as an actor opposite her. Her abdication scene is a classic, her movement about the inn room where she and her lover met, touching everything for memory's sake is another classic scene (exceptionally composed and lit) and her final close-up is yet another. This is a solid drama and a solid romance. Overlooked at the time of its release, it is now considered one of her finest films, exceptionally directed by master Rouben Mamoulian. Do not miss this one - a true cinema classic.

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