Queen Christina

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Queen Christina ★★★½ 1933

A stylish, resonant star vehicle for Garbo, portraying the 17thcentury Swedish queen from ascension to the throne to her romance with a Spanish ambassador. Alternately hilarious and moving, it holds some of Garbo's greatest and most memorable moments. Gilbert's second to last film and his only successful outing after the coming of sound. 101m/B VHS, DVD . Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lewis Stone, Sir C. Aubrey Smith, Ian Keith, Reginald Owen, Elizabeth Young; D: Rouben Mamoulian; C: William H. Daniels.