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Conquest

"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).
Conquest
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: June 15, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1937
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 512
Major credit goes to Clarence Brown for direction. Full Review
Variety
Mar 26, 2009
Directed by Clarence Brown, the film has one of the most notable scripts to come out of Hollywood in many a month. However, had it not been for the magnificent performance of Charles Boyer as Napoleon we fear the whole might have sagged badly. Full Review
California Eagle
Oct 28, 2019
The story veers towards the melodramatic, but the period trimmings -- from the gorgeous costumes (which really come into their own during the ballroom set piece) to the richly detailed set design -- quite compensate for any romantic cliché. Full Review
Film4
May 24, 2003
Conquest has all the magnificence you might expect of a film that combines the life of Napoleon, the art of Garbo, and the fabulous production resources of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Jul 23, 2019
Rating: B -- Though not one of Grabo's best film, the historical romance about Napoleon and Polish Countess Walewska is made in the classy middlebrow mode of MGM in the 1930s. Boyer received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Jul 21, 2010

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.

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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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Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 28,439
  • UPC: 883316256879
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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