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Directed by Herbert Wilcox Written by Miles Malleson Charles de Grand Produced by Herbert Wilcox Starring Anna Neagle Anton Walbrook Walter Rilla H.B. Warner Mary Morris Cinematography William V. Skall Freddie Young Edited by Jill Irving Music by Anthony Collins Anna Neagle as Queen Victoria Anton Walbrook as Prince Albert Walter Rilla as Prince Ernest H. B. Warner as Lord Melbourne Mary Morris as Duchess of Kent James Dale as Duke of Wellington Felix Aylmer as Lord Palmerston Charles Carson as Sir Robert Peel Gordon McLeod as John Brown C. V. France as Archbishop of Canterbury Arthur Young as William Gladstone Greta Schröder as Baroness Lehzen Paul Leyssac as Baron Stockmar Derrick De Marney as Younger Disraeli Hugh Miller as Older Disraeli Percy Parsons as President Abraham Lincoln Hubert Harben as Lord Conyngham Henry Hallett as Joseph Chamberlain Clarence Blakiston as Duke of Sussex

In June 1837, 18-year-old Victoria ascends the throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. She soon shows her independence from the influence of her German mother, the Duchess of Kent, and her Belgian advisor, Baron Stockmar. Lord Melbourne, her trusted Prime Minister, tells her he is growing old and she needs an advisor. He suggests she marry her German cousin Albert. Victoria considers Albert too straitlaced and serious, while he thinks she is frivolous, self-willed, overly talkative (and too fond of dancing). Victoria decides to postpone inviting Albert and his older brother Ernest to visit, but when Melbourne informs her that Albert does not want to come, she immediately changes her mind and insists he come. Britain does not make a favourable first impression on Albert and Ernest; their passage across the English Channel is rough and rain-drenched. When they are first presented to the Queen, Albert is not very friendly. Later, at a ball, Albert tells Ernest they are returning home the next day, but after a waltz with Victoria (the orchestra conducted by Johann Strauss), he cancels that plan. In the meantime, Victoria has decided to marry Albert, but he cannot propose to a sovereign, so she must do it herself. 

DVD-R is in English with no subtitles. Approx. 105 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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