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Queen of Destiny (1938)

Sixty Glorious Years (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 2 August 1940 (USA)
Picking up where Victoria the Great (1937) left off, this sequel to the 1937 film has Anna Neagle return to the role of Queen Victoria in another colorful account of the revered British ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Wilcox

Writers:

Miles Malleson, Robert Vansittart (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Neagle ... Queen Victoria
Anton Walbrook ... Prince Albert
C. Aubrey Smith ... Duke of Wellington
Walter Rilla ... Prince Ernst
Charles Carson ... Sir Robert Peel
Felix Aylmer ... Lord Palmerston
Lewis Casson Lewis Casson ... Lord John Russell
Pamela Standish Pamela Standish ... Princess Royal
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... John Brown
Henry Hallatt Henry Hallatt ... Joseph Chamberlain
Wyndham Goldie Wyndham Goldie ... Arthur J. Balfour
Malcolm Keen ... William E. Gladstone
Frederick Leister Frederick Leister ... Herbert H. Asquith
Derrick De Marney ... Benjamin Disraeli
Joyce Bland Joyce Bland ... Florence Nightingale
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Picking up where Victoria the Great (1937) left off, this sequel to the 1937 film has Anna Neagle return to the role of Queen Victoria in another colorful account of the revered British monarch's reign. This film offers a stellar chronicle of Victoria's relationship with Prince Albert (Anton Walbrook) as well as the political and military upheavals that characterized her time as Queen. Written by Anonymous

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A picture to storm your heart and sweep your senses . . . Drama behind palace doors . . . Drama on the battlefield . . . A world of conflict and emotion, brought to you in a picture that for sheer beauty and magnitude stands alone! . . . Don't Miss It!

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen of Destiny See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Felix Aylmer would later reprise his role as Lord Palmerston in The Lady with a Lamp (1951), in which Anna Neagle (Queen Victoria) played the title character Florence Nightingale. See more »

Quotes

Prince Albert: It's a beautiful dance, the waltz.
Queen Victoria: How the young people do enjoy it.
Prince Albert: Are we so very old?
Queen Victoria: I'm 21, Albert.
Prince Albert: That's very old!
Queen Victoria: Old enough to know that it would be improper for a married woman to dance the waltz!
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Version of Victoria Regina (1961) See more »

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Soldiers of the Queen
(uncredited)
Music by Leslie Stuart
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Ninety-five turgid minutes
27 August 2011 | by rhoda-9See all my reviews

I saw only the first fifteen minutes of this talking-waxworks show, but that was more than enough. This picture is lame and prissy, the kind where the viewer is expected to feel a naughty thrill and a glow of pride at Victoria's daring--"Oh, look! the Queen is dancing the waltz!" Anton Walbrook is debonair but demure, and Anna Neagle is a typical dim debutante. After seeing several real-life royal weddings live on TV, the spectacle of actors stiffly pretending to get married is less than overwhelming, especially with no attempt at characterisation or humour. People who worship the royal family on bended knee may like this kind of thing, but anyone wanting a movie with intelligence or charm had best look elsewhere. Give me The Smiling Lt., with Maurice Chevalier in the title role, who raises havoc in the bedrooms of the royal palace, any day!


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