Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wednesday, December 27, 1933

Mother washed, then I did the ironing. I went over to Sweyn's. Popped corn at home. Got 2 magazines.

Released: December 26, 1933
Reviewed by the New York Times: December 27, 1933
Queen Christina is a Pre-Code Hollywood feature film loosely based on the life of
17th century Queen Christina of Sweden, produced in 1933, directed by Rouben
Mamoulian, starring Swedish-born actress Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith and Lewis Stone.
It was billed as Garbo's return to cinema after an eighteen-month hiatus. The film was written by
H. M. Harwood and Salka Viertel, with dialogue by S.N. Behrman, based on a story by Salka
Viertel and Margaret P. Levino.

In this historical fiction account, Queen Christina of Sweden falls in love during her reign but
 has to deal with the political realities of her society. In real life, Christina's main reason for
abdication was her conversion to Catholicism.

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