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Director:
Writers:
H.M. Harwood (screen play by) and
Salka Viertel (screen play by) ...
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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 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(19 articles)
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Who Should Play Garbo and Dietrich?
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A Year With Kate: Sylvia Scarlett (1936)
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User Reviews:
Nobility and Magnificence See more (55 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 by) and
Salka Viertel (screen play by)

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

S.N. Behrman (dialogue by)

Ben Hecht  uncredited

Produced by
Walter Wanger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Herbert Stothart (musical score by)
 
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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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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:
Queen Christina (1933) and The Painted Veil (1934), which were both huge hits in Europe (making twice their budget in the UK alone), were underwhelming US successes.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the 1600s, in a remote, snowbound, humble inn, Garbo is eating grapes and fruit that would not have been available even in the major, more southern cities like Paris.See more »
Quotes:
Queen Christina:[on the street protests about her private life] Evidently my people, who are said to love me, do not wish me to be happy.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Double or Nothing (1940)See more »

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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Nobility and Magnificence, 19 June 2002
Author: d1494 from San Francisco

Garbo is nothing less than magnificent as Queen Christina, speaking her lines with the power of a Luther or Mark Antony. This film is stunning and a revelation. Lewis Stone and C.Aubrey Smith play her stalwart supporters with their usual competence. The beautiful direction of Mamoulian gives us the memory of the unforgettable visage of Garbo, transcending by far the saccharine looks of most of the modern imposters called stars.Feeling? This movie has it in spades. A crowning achievement in cinema, an unforgettable film.

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