Queen Christina (1933) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced by Walter Wanger.
Pre-Code Crazy: Queen Christina (1933)By shadowsandsatin on Jul 7, 2016 From Shadows and Satin
Catch the luminous Garbo on TCM July 21st. Thanks to a glut of Westerns on TCM this month, there?s not a whole lot of pre-Codin? going on right now. Still, out of the handful of pre-Code films airing in July, I did manage to find one for my pre-Code pick: Queen Christina (1933). Starring Greta Garbo... Read full article
QUEEN CHRISTINA ( 1933 )By Crystal Kalyana on Sep 5, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood
“I’m tired of being a symbol, Chancellor, I long to be a human being! This longing I cannot suppress.”. Greta Garbo as Queen Christina states victoriously to Chancellor. Just the title itself is regal, but when you combine it with the mystique charm and sexual allure of Greta Garb... Read full article
TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL DAY 1: Meet TCM, So You Think You Know Movies?, QUEEN CHRISTINA, My Man GodfreyBy Lara on Mar 27, 2015 From Backlots
Exhausted but beyond excited, I arrived in Los Angeles?last night for the kickoff of the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place in Hollywood this weekend for its sixth year. The theme this year is “History According to the Movies,” which leaves plenty of room for interpretationR... Read full article
Queen Christina, Happy Anniversary! Premiered December 26th, 1933 in New York City. (4)By C. S. Williams on Dec 26, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados
Queen Christina, Happy Anniversary! Premiered December 26th, 1933 in New York City. (3)By C. S. Williams on Dec 26, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados
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Antonio: Of course. It has to be. I felt it. I felt it! The presence. Oh, life is so gloriously improbable.
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Greta Garbo initially requested that Laurence Olivier play the lead, Don Antonio, since she was impressed by his performance in Westward Passage. In July 1933, the press announced that Olivier would take the part. However, when they did the rehearsals in August, Garbo and Olivier had no chemistry, and he was released, although MGM Studios honored his negotiated salary of $1,500 a week for four weeks minimum. Garbo requested that John Gilbert be cast in the role instead.
Since John Gilbert was falling out of favor with the majors as a leading man, Greta Garbo was doing him a big favor by requesting him as the male lead. Unfortunately, the film did not help to re-establish Gilbert, and soon after he dropped out of pictures altogether.
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