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Queen of Destiny (1938)

Sixty Glorious Years (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 2 August 1940 (USA)
Picking up where Victoria the Great (1937) left off, this sequel to the 1937 film has Anna Neagle return to the role of Queen Victoria in another colorful account of the revered British ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Wilcox

Writers:

Miles Malleson, Robert Vansittart (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Neagle ... Queen Victoria
Anton Walbrook ... Prince Albert
C. Aubrey Smith ... Duke of Wellington
Walter Rilla ... Prince Ernst
Charles Carson ... Sir Robert Peel
Felix Aylmer ... Lord Palmerston
Lewis Casson ... Lord John Russell
Pamela Standish Pamela Standish ... Princess Royal
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... John Brown
Henry Hallatt Henry Hallatt ... Joseph Chamberlain
Wyndham Goldie Wyndham Goldie ... Arthur J. Balfour
Malcolm Keen ... William E. Gladstone
Frederick Leister ... Herbert H. Asquith
Derrick De Marney ... Benjamin Disraeli
Joyce Bland Joyce Bland ... Florence Nightingale
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Picking up where Victoria the Great (1937) left off, this sequel to the 1937 film has Anna Neagle return to the role of Queen Victoria in another colorful account of the revered British monarch's reign. This film offers a stellar chronicle of Victoria's relationship with Prince Albert (Anton Walbrook) as well as the political and military upheavals that characterized her time as Queen. Written by Anonymous

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A picture to storm your heart and sweep your senses . . . Drama behind palace doors . . . Drama on the battlefield . . . A world of conflict and emotion, brought to you in a picture that for sheer beauty and magnitude stands alone! . . . Don't Miss It!

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen of Destiny See more »

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Mono (Western Electric)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Anna Neagle (Queen Victoria) was married to the director Herbert Wilcox from 1943 to 1977. See more »

Quotes

Wounded Soldier: If ever I gets out of here, I'll never want to see a snowflake again!
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Version of Victoria the Great (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

God Save the Queen
(uncredited)
Music by Henry Carey
Arranged by Anthony Collins
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Awfully good...but also very episodic...
3 April 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a tremendously well made film that fans of movies about the royalty should love. Unfortunately, while very good, it also comes off as a bit episodic because the film tries to cover too much material and would have been better off with either a narrow focus or a series.

The film begins at the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign in 1837. Very shortly after this, she marries Prince Albert and the film specifically focuses on their relationship. In many ways, it's like the recent film "Young Victoria" though it places a greater emphasis between her relationship with her husband and covers a much longer period. Both films are terrific and would make a great double-feature. Heck, if you have a chance, also see "Mrs. Brown"--making it a terrific triple-Victoria viewing experience.

So what did I like about it? Well, Anna Neagle (Victoria) and Anton Wallbrook (Albert) did terrific jobs and their interplay was very nice. Additionally, the direction and quality of the production were superb. It also helped that the film makers got permission to use many of the royal residences in the movie--so they really got the look down right. All in all a very good film that tries to encompass a bit too much of for a film that is this short. You'd think you'd need at least three hours to do the topic justice since she lived so long and so much happened in Great Britain during her reign.


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