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Nostradamus and the Queen (1942)

Approved | | Short | 29 September 1953 (USA)
An old Catherine de Medici reflects back on how the prophecies of Nostradamus accurately predicted the fates of her husband, her three sons and herself.
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Carey Wilson ...
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Grandon Rhodes ...
Michel de Nostradamus
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This short focuses on the prophecies of Nostradamus as they relate to Catherine de Medici, who was the wife of Henry II, King of France. She is pleased when she hears that each of her three sons will sit on a throne, but events do not unfold as she expected. Toward the end, the focus shifts to World War II and prophecies about who will be victorious. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Nostradamus and the Queen (Prophecies of Nostradamus #3)  »

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Followed by Further Prophecies of Nostradamus (1942) See more »

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Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe and lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
Performed by orchestra
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Nice Short
13 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Nostradamus and the Queen (1942)

*** (out of 4)

Another entry in Carey Wilson's Nostradamus series with this one looking at his relationship with Catherine de Medici. The film focuses on the Queen, who had hoped to take over all of Europe, and how Nostradamus ended up predicting the fate of her husband and well as her three sons. This series is certainly hit and miss but I feel this one here works because of how nice some of the predictions were (even though I'm not sure how truthful they're told here). Maria Palmer didn't have a big career but she's pretty good here playing the Queen. Wilson's narration is good as usual and there's some nice scenery, which makes this one worth watching.


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