Conquest (1937)


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Conquest was released in England as Marie Waleska, the name of the real-life historical personage portrayed by Greta Garbo. The film begins in 1807, when Marie, a Polish countess, is dispatched by her country to meet with Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (Charles Boyer). Marie has been encouraged to press for Polish independence by whatever means possible--and though no one comes out and says as much, it is understood that she will offer herself sexually to the promiscuous Napoleon. She dutifully … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: S.N. Behrman, Waclaw Gasiorowski, S. N. Behrman, S.N. Behrmann, Samuel Hoffenstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 22, 2006
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)



as Emperor Napoleon Bon...

as Countess Marie Walew...

as Tallyrand

as Capt. D'Ornano

as Count Anastas Walews...

as Paul Lachinski

as Laetitia Bonaparte

as Prince Poniatowski

as Countess Pelagia

as Marshal Duroc

as Senator Malachowski

as Roustan

as Alexandre

as Sen. Wybitcki

as Cossack Captain

as Countess Potocka

as Count Potocka

as Princess Mirska

as Grenadier

as Persian Ambassador

as Persian Interpreter

as Turkish Ambassador

as Capt. Laroux

as Prince Metternich

as Maria Louisa

as Lejeune

as Dying Soldier
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

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… | July 21, 2010

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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