Queen Christina (1933)

Still from Queen Christina (1933)

At a glance

  • Director: Rouben Mamoulian
  • Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert
  • Producer: Walter Wanger (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 1 hour 39 minutes



Greta Garbo is charming and vulnerable as Sweden’s Queen Christina, who rides into the countryside disguised as a page to take a break from court politics. The last thing she expects to find is love. Will she choose the life she has always known or dare to put her own happiness first?

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Christina: There are other things to live for than wars! I’ve had enough of them. We have been fighting since I was in the cradle and many years before. It is enough. I shall ask the powers to meet for a speedy and honorable peace. There must be an end!

Christina: All my suitors come in oil, and I keep them because I love a good painting, haha!

Antonio: Why did you go out of your way to make me look ridiculous? All that idiotic talk of love and beauty. You made my heart beat. You made me dream like a fool and talk like one.
Christina: I thought you’d understand, when you saw me again, what had happened. That it had been so enchanting to be a woman – not a Queen. Just a woman in a man’s arms!

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