Queen Christina

Queen Christina
Queen Christina
  • UR
  • 1h 41m
  • 1934
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Greta Garbo stars in one of her greatest roles, as the 17th century Swedish queen fiercely devoted to her country who fights at the head of her army like a man but who loves like a woman--Queen Christina. Crowned queen when she was five years old, the beautiful Christina (Garbo) leads a sexually ambiguous life as she fights to defend her Protestant country against the Counterreformation, dressing as a man and vowing to live as a bachelor. Christina has built her country into a formidable military power, defeating the armies of the Vatican and threatening Russia, and she has agreed to wed the King of Spain--not for love, but to guarantee her country's peace and security. But Christina loses her heart to the King's ambassador (John Gilbert)--and she must choose between her duty to her country and the man she loves.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

Chief fault with Christina is its lethargy. It is slow and ofttimes stilted.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Brown

[Garbo] turns her character into a living entity, extracts real emotion from the script's purple c...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Mordaunt Hall

A skillful blend of history and fiction in which the Nordic star, looking as alluring as ever, giv...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:February 9, 1934
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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