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Queen Christina
Scandi Sirens

Queen Christina

One of the most glamorous and popular motion-picture stars of the 1920s and ’30s, the Swedish-American Greta Garbo shines as Queen Christina of Sweden in this elegant fictionalised biopic. When the popular monarch who has ruled Sweden since the age of 6 is pressured to marry and produce an heir, she slips away incognito. Falling in love with a Spanish envoy, she must ultimately make the choice between duty and love.

Rouben Mamoulian
Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith
1933 | 99 min | United States | Historical Drama, Romance | English
A skillful blend of history and fiction in which the Nordic star, looking as alluring as ever, gives a performance which merits nothing but the highest praise. She appears every inch a queen.
New York Times
Best Actress, Picturegoer Awards 1935
Best Foreign Film, Venice Film Festival 1934