Monday Night Movies: Conquest (1937)
3/18/2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
In March, the Friends of the Mill Valley Library will present films featuring Greta Garbo.
March 18th, Monday @ 7:30 p.m.
Countess Marie Walewska (Greta Garbo) formally meets Napoleon Bonaparte (Charles Boyer) at a ball in Warsaw. She ignores his frequent letters and flowers until a few grim Polish leaders, led by Senator Malachowski (George Zucco), urge her to give in to his desires as a personal sacrifice in order to save Poland. She goes to him despite the humiliation of her husband. They are extremely happy for a while; Napoleon divorces childless Empress Josephine and Marie eventually becomes pregnant. She is about to tell Napoleon about her baby when he tells her he decided to marry Arch-duchess Marie Louise of Austria. He explains it will be a political marriage. Marie leaves to have her baby alone without telling Napoleon she is expecting his child.
Doors open at 7:00. This series is sponsored by The Friends of the Mill Valley Library. For more Programs and Events at the Library, see the Library Events Calendar.