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The Abdication (1974)

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In this historical drama based on actual events, Sweden's Queen Christina (Liv Ullmann) decides in 1654 to give up her throne in order to embrace Catholicism. However, as she studies the faith, she falls in love with Cardinal Azzolino (Peter Finch), a cleric being considered for the papacy. Greta Garbo previously played the same abdicating monarch in the film Queen Christina. Michael Dunn, who plays the dwarf in The Abdication, died during production, and several of his scenes had to be shot with another actor doubling for him. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Liv Ullmann
as Queen Christina
Peter Finch
as Cardinal Azzolino
Cyril Cusack
as Oxenstierna
Graham Crowden
as Cardinal Barberini
Paul Rogers
as Altieri
Lewis Fiander
as Father Dominic
Kathleen Byron
as Queen Mother
Ania Marson
as Ebba Sparre
Edward Underdown
as Christina's Father
Tony Steedman
as Carranza
Franz Drago
as Birgito
Suzanne Huddart
as Young Christina
Daragh O'Malley
as Sgt. Patrick Harper
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