Conquest (Full Screen)
Warner Archive Collection (series)
"Conquest" vividly recreates one of the most celebrated romances in history: the ill-fated love affair between Polish countess Marie Walewska (Greta Garbo) and the Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte (Charles Boyer).
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 15, 2010
- Originally Released: 1937
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Charles Boyer, Leif Erickson, Reginald Owen, Alan Marshal, Henry Stephenson, Dame May Whitty, C. Henry Gordon, Maria Ouspenskaya & Claude Gillingwater|
|Directed by||Clarence Brown|
|Edited by||Tom Held|
|Screenwriting by||Samuel Hoffenstein, Salka Viertel & S.N. Behrman|
|Composition by||Herbert Stothart|
|Produced by||Bernard Hyman|
|Director of Photography:||Karl Freund|
Description by OLDIES.com:
The seventh and final collaboration between Greta Garbo and her favorite director Clarence Brown, Conquest vividly recreates one of the most celebrated romances in history: the ill-fated love affair between Polish countess Marie Walewska (Garbo) and the Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte (Charles Boyer in the first of his three career Oscar-nominated performances). Featuring lavish sets, stunning costumes and a dazzling array of historical reenactments, Conquest took five months to film at a then-staggering cost of $3 million. The chemistry between Garbo and Boyer is electric, resulting in a poignant love story that's lost none of its power to conquer the attention of movie lovers across the generations.
This lavish epic centers on the romance between Napoleon Bonaparte and the Polish Countess Marie Walewska. An expensive flop despite good performances. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actor--Charles Boyer, Best Interior Decoration.
A lavish period drama about Napoleon's romance with the Polish countess Marie Walewska. When the French general takes a fancy to Marie, her husband and countrymen urge her to take him as her lover. Their reason is practical: Poland needs Napoleon's support in keeping Russia at bay. The patriotic countess complies, entering into a passionate and enduring affair that ends up transcending political ambition and surviving the vagaries of history.
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