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The Queen's Affair
The Queen's Affair
is a 1934 British musical film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Anna Neagle, Fernand Gravey, Muriel Aked and Edward Chapman.[2] An Eastern European
Eastern European
President falls in love with the Queen whom he had previously deposed.[3] It was also released as Queen's Affair and Runaway Queen. It was made at Elstree Studios.[4] The film's sets were designed by the art director Lawrence P. Williams.[5] Gowns were designed by Doris Zinkeisen.[3]

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Critical reception 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External links

Plot[edit] Poor New York shop girl Nadina (Anna Neagle) receives unexpected news of an inheritance, and learns she is next in line to be queen of an Eastern European
Eastern European
country. On her arrival in Ruritania, a revolution is in progress, and only minutes before her coronation, Nadina is forced into exile. She flees to Paris with her nurse (Muriel Aked), and then travels on to Switzerland. There Nadina encounters the Ruritanian revolutionary leader Carl (Fernand Gravey), recuperating from the trials of revolution, and the couple unexpectedly fall in love. When the revolution collapses in Ruritania, they return and marry, thus forming a constitutional monarchy supported by all the people. Cast[edit]

Anna Neagle
Anna Neagle
as Queen Nadina Fernand Gravey
Fernand Gravey
as Carl Muriel Aked as Marie Soubrekoff Miles Malleson
Miles Malleson
as The Chancellor Gibb McLaughlin
Gibb McLaughlin
as General Korensky Michael Hogan as The Leader Stuart Robertson as Revolutionary Hay Petrie
Hay Petrie
as Revolutionary Reginald Purdell
Reginald Purdell
as Soldier Edward Chapman as Soldier Clifford Heatherley as Diplomat David Burns as Manager Trefor Jones as Singer Arthur Chesney Dino Galvani Herbert Langley Helen Mardi Tarva Penna

Critical reception[edit] TV Guide
TV Guide
wrote, "This average musical features a good star turn by Neagle, but the whole film looks awfully dated."[6] References[edit]

^ "Runaway Queen (1934) - Screenplay Info - TCM.com".  ^ "Runaway Queen". 21 December 1934 – via IMDb.  ^ a b http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/47506 ^ Wood p.79 ^ "Runaway Queen (1934) - Overview - TCM.com".  ^ "The Runaway Queen". 

Bibliography[edit]

Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985. Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

External links[edit]

The Queen's Affair
The Queen's Affair
on IMDb The Queen's Affair
The Queen's Affair
at the American Film Institute Catalog

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Films by Herbert Wilcox

Producer Only

The Wonderful Story (1922) Flames of Passion (1922) Paddy the Next Best Thing (1923) The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1929) When Knights Were Bold (1929) Black Waters (1929) Splinters (1929) A Peep Behind the Scenes (1929) High Treason (1929) The Third Eye (1929) Wolves (1930) Canaries Sometimes Sing (1930) Rookery Nook (1930) The Mountain of Mourne (1930) Warned Off (1930) On Approval (1930) Tons of Money (1930) Mischief (1931) The Speckled Band (1931) Plunder (1931) Almost a Divorce (1931) Up for the Cup (1931) The Barton Mystery (1932) Life Goes On (1932) Thark (1932) Leap Year (1932) It's a King (1932) The Love Contract (1932) Say It with Music(1932) The Mayor's Nest (1932) A Night Like This (1932) The Flag Lieutenant (1932) Night of the Garter
Night of the Garter
(1933) Up to the Neck (1933) The King's Cup
The King's Cup
(1933) Yes, Mr Brown
Yes, Mr Brown
(1933) Up for the Derby (1933) Trouble (1933) General John Regan (1933) The Blarney Stone (1933) Just My Luck (1933) The King of Paris (1933) Lord of the Manor (1933) Discord (1933) That's a Good Girl
That's a Good Girl
(1933) One Precious Year (1933) Purse Strings (1933) Summer Lightning (1933) It's a Cop (1934) Badger's Green (1934) Faces (1934) Lucky Loser (1934) Lilies of the Field (1934) Sorrell and Son (1934) The Scoop (1934) Girls, Please! (1934) Come Out of the Pantry
Come Out of the Pantry
(1935) Escape Me Never (1935) Brewster's Millions (1935) Fame (1936) Where's George? (1936) Millions (1937) The Frog
The Frog
(1937) The Rat (1937) The Return of the Frog (1938) A Royal Divorce (1938) No Parking (1938) Blondes for Danger
Blondes for Danger
(1938) The Beggar's Opera (1953) Yangtse Incident
Yangtse Incident
(1957) The Navy Lark (1959)

As director

Chu-Chin-Chow (1923) Southern Love (1924) Decameron Nights (1924) The Only Way (1926) Nell Gwyn (1926) Madame Pompadour (1927) London (1926) Tip Toes
Tip Toes
(1927) Mumsie (1927) Dawn (1928) The Bondman (1929) The Woman in White (1929) The Loves of Robert Burns
The Loves of Robert Burns
(1930) The Chance of a Night Time (1931) Carnival (1931) Money Means Nothing (1932) The Blue Danube (1932) Goodnight, Vienna
Goodnight, Vienna
(1932) The Little Damozel (1933) Bitter Sweet (1933) Yes, Mr Brown
Yes, Mr Brown
(1933) The Queen's Affair
The Queen's Affair
(1934) Nell Gwyn (1934) Peg of Old Drury
Peg of Old Drury
(1935) This'll Make You Whistle
This'll Make You Whistle
(1936) Three Maxims
Three Maxims
(1936) Limelight (1936) London Melody
London Melody
(1937) Victoria the Great
Victoria the Great
(1937) Sixty Glorious Years
Sixty Glorious Years
(1938) Nurse Edith Cavell
Nurse Edith Cavell
(1939) Irene (1940) No, No, Nanette (1940) Sunny (1941) They Flew Alone
They Flew Alone
(1942) Forever and a Day (1943) Yellow Canary (1943) I Live in Grosvenor Square
I Live in Grosvenor Square
(1945) Piccadilly Incident (1946) The Courtneys of Curzon Street
The Courtneys of Curzon Street
(1947) Spring in Park Lane (1948) Elizabeth of Ladymead
Elizabeth of Ladymead
(1948) Maytime in Mayfair (1949) Odette (1950) Into the Blue (1950) The Lady with a Lamp (1951) Derby Day (1952) Trent's Last Case (1952) Laughing Anne
Laughing Anne
(1953) Trouble in the Glen
Trouble in the Glen
(1954) Lilacs in the Spring
Lilacs in the Spring
(1954) King's Rhapsody (1955) My Teenage Daughter
My Teenage Daughter
(1956) These Dangerous Years
These Dangerous Years
(1957) The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Talk
(1958) Wonderful Things!
Wonderful Things!
(1958) The Lady Is a Square
The Lady Is a Square
(1959) The Heart of a Man
The Heart of a Man
(1959)

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