Victoria the Great

Victoria the Great

Director: Herbert Wilcox Cast: Anna Neagle, Anton Walbrook, Walter Rilia

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Overview

Victoria the Great

Laurence Housman's 1935 stage play Victoria Regina, which has served as a showcase for actresses as varied as Helen Hayes and Julie Harris, was adapted for the screen in 1937 as Victoria the Great. Herbert Wilcox was the producer, so no one was surprised and everyone was satisfied when Wilcox cast his actress wife, the beloved Anna Neagle, as Queen Victoria. The film repeats the play's episodic approach, tracing Victoria from her 1837 coronation to her Jubilee celebration sixty years later. Ms. Neagle is faultless, if perhaps a bit too self satisfied in this actor-proof role; her best scenes are with Prince Albert, played with finesse by Anton Walbrook. The Jubilee finale was originally filmed in resplendent Technicolor (derided in 1937 as vulgar) though some scattered prints are still processed in black and white. Victoria the Great was also released as Sixty Glorious Years.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827368525
Original Release: 1937
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 4,036

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anna Neagle Queen Victoria
Anton Walbrook Prince Albert
Walter Rilia Prince Ernest
Mary Morris Duchess of Kent
H.B. Warner Lord Melbourne
Felix Aylmer Lord Palmerston
Grete Wegener Baroness Lehzen
C.V. France Archbishop of Canterbury
James Dale Duke of Wellington
Charles Carson Sir Robert Peel
Hubert Harben Lord Conyngham
Arthur Young Mr. Gladstone
Derrick de Marney Young Disraeli
Hugh Miller Old Disraeli
Paul Leyssac Baron Stockmar
Ivor Barnard Assassin
Frank Birch Sir Charles Dilke
Lewis Casson Archbishop of Canterbury
William Dewhurst John Bright
Wyndham Goldie Cecil Rhodes
Henry Hallatt Joseph Chamberlain
Tom Heslewood Sir Francis Grant
Albert Lieven Actor
Miles Malleson Physician
Moore Marriott Actor
Gordon McLeod John Brown
Percy Parsons Abraham Lincoln
Joan Young Miss Pitt
Paul Henreid Bit Part

Technical Credits
Herbert Wilcox Director,Producer
Anthony Collins Score Composer
Charles De Grandcourt Screenwriter
Miles Malleson Screenwriter
Freddie Young Cinematographer

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