QUEEN CHRISTINA (1933)


MGM
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Cast: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone, Elizabeth Young, C. Aubrey Smith

Queen Christina won rave reviews with film critics but received lukewarm reception with audiences. This had been a pet project of Garbo's, to play the 16th Century Swedish monarch who was known to have been a bisexual. Garbo identified with the Queen and stamped her personality onto the character. Many have said that it is Queen Christina as Garbo, complete with all her traits, at one point the Queen even says, "I shall die a bachelor!" Laurence Olivier was to have been her leading man but was replaced with John Gilbert at her insistence, which annoyed MGM.

Queen Christina
Grand Hotel
Queen Christina
Grand Hotel
Queen Christina
Grand Hotel
Queen Christina
Grand Hotel
Queen Christina

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