One in this series of dramatic specials presented by Hallmark. This play dramatizes the accomplishments and relationships of Queen Victoria, who ruled the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837-1901. Victoria's life is told through a series of vignettes that highlight her succession to the throne, her marriage to German Prince Albert in 1840 and her dedication to maintaining the sovereignty of the United Kingdom. Also explored are Victoria's relationships with her mother Victoria Mary Louisa; Lord Melbourne; and Disraeli, Lord Beaconsfield. Includes commercials, promos, and a public service announcement.

(This is a black-and-white copy of a color telecast.)

("Hallmark Hall of Fame" aired on NBC from 1952 to 1978; network affiliation varies after 1978.)

(Beginning with the live telecast of the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" on December 24, 1951, Hallmark has sponsored a series of dramatic specials which, since 1952, has aired under the title "Hallmark Hall of Fame." From 1952 to 1955 Hallmark also presented "Hallmark Hall of Fame," a weekly half-hour dramatic anthology series hosted by Sarah Churchill. The first program, "Dr. Serocold," was televised in January 1952 under the title "Hallmark Television Theatre." This series also ran under the title "Hallmark Summer Theatre" in July and August 1952.)


  • DATE: November 30, 1961 Thursday 9:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:29:14
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W copy of a color telecast
  • CATALOG ID: T85:0051
  • GENRE: Drama; Specials
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Biography; Drama
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1951-1978
    • TV - Commercials - Hallmark products
    • TV - PSA - People to People
    • TV - Promos - "The Dinah Shore Show"


  • George Schaefer … Producer, Director
  • Laurence Housman … Writer
  • Robert Hartung … Adapted by
  • Julie Harris … Cast, Victoria
  • James Donald … Cast, Prince Albert
  • Felix Aylmer … Cast, Lord Melbourne
  • Pamela Brown … Cast, the Duchess of Kent
  • Isabel Jeans … Cast, the Mistress of the Robes
  • Barry Jones … Cast, the Dean
  • Basil Rathbone … Cast, Lord Beaconsfield
  • Inga Swenson … Cast, Lady Jane
  • Olga Fabian … Cast, Baroness Lehzen
  • George Turner … Cast, Footman
  • Geoffrey Lumb … Cast, Archbishop
  • Louis Edmonds … Cast, Prince Ernest
  • Tom McDermott … Cast, General Grey
  • Francis Compton … Cast, Richards
  • Sorrell Brooke … Cast, James
  • Edward Cullen … Cast, John Brown
  • Robert Downing … Cast, The Prince of Wales
  • Eleanor Phelps … Cast, a Royal Princess
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