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Queen Christina: Greta Garbo Transcendental / John Gilbert

Greta Garbo, Queen Christina Queen Christina (1933). Director: Rouben Mamoulian. Cast: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone, Elizabeth Young, C. Aubrey Smith, Reginald Owen, David Torrence. Screenplay: H.M. Harwood and S.N. Behrman. (Salka Viertel was also credited, though reportedly was not an actual contributor.*) One of the most ambitious productions of the early ’30s, the Greta Garbo star vehicle Queen Christina remains surprisingly modern in its execution thanks in large part to director Rouben Mamoulian’s classy, assured touch. Those looking for historical accuracy in the film, however, will be greatly disappointed, for credited screenwriters H.M. Harwood and S.N. Behrman kept themselves busy concocting [...]

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