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Conquest (22-Oct-1937)

Director: Clarence Brown

Writers: Samuel Hoffenstein; Salka Viertel; S. N. Behrman

From novel: Pani Walewska by Waclaw Gasiorowski

From a play by: Helen Jerome

Musical Score by: Herbert Stothart

Producer: Bernard H. Hyman

Keywords: Drama, French Royalty

Beautiful Polish countess Maria Walewska takes it upon herself as her patriotic duty to become Napoleon's mistress, with the hope that he will restore a free Poland after it had been carved up by its enemies; she falls in love with him and they have a son together. But is it likely she can change the tide of history? Received Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best Art Direction.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Boyer
Actor
28-Aug-1899 26-Aug-1978 Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Leif Erickson
Actor
27-Oct-1911 29-Jan-1986 The High Chaparral
Greta Garbo
Actor
18-Sep-1905 15-Apr-1990 Vanted to be alone
C. Henry Gordon
Actor
17-Jun-1884 3-Dec-1940 Scarface
Alan Marshal
Actor
29-Jan-1909 13-Jul-1961 Night Must Fall
Maria Ouspenskaya
Actor
29-Jul-1876 3-Dec-1949 Waterloo Bridge
Reginald Owen
Actor
5-Aug-1887 5-Nov-1972 Prolific character actor
Vladimir Sokoloff
Actor
26-Dec-1889 15-Feb-1962 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Henry Stephenson
Actor
16-Apr-1871 24-Apr-1956 The Prince and the Pauper
May Whitty
Actor
19-Jun-1865 29-May-1948 Night Must Fall

CAST

Greta Garbo   ...   Countess Marie Walewska
Charles Boyer   ...   Napoleon Bonaparte
with
Reginald Owen   ...   Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Alan Marshal   ...   Capt. d'Ornano
Henry Stephenson   ...   Count Walewska
Leif Erickson   ...   Paul Lachinski
May Whitty   ...   Laetitia Bonaparte
Maria Ouspenskaya   ...   Countess Pelagia Walewska
C. Henry Gordon   ...   Prince Poniatowski
Claude Gillingwater   ...   Stephen
Vladimir Sokoloff   ...   Soldier
George Houston   ...   Marshal Duroc

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