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Conquest

A conquest is the act of conquering a foreign land, usually for its assimilation into a larger federation or empire.

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Conquest (also called Marie Walewska) is a 1937 film which tells the story of a Polish countess who becomes the mistress of Napoleon in order to influence his actions towards her homeland. It stars Greta Garbo, Charles Boyer, Reginald Owen[?], Alan Marshal[?], Henry Stephenson[?], Leif Erickson, Dame May Whitty[?] and Maria Ouspenskaya[?].

The movie was adapted by S.N. Behrman[?], Samuel Hoffenstein[?], Helen Jerome[?] and Salka Viertel[?] from the novel Pani Walewska by Waclaw Gasiorowski[?]. It was directed by Clarence Brown and Gustav Machatư[?] (uncredited).

It was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Charles Boyer) and Best Art Direction.

This movie was MGM's biggest money losing movie prior to 1949.



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