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Camille (1921)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  26 September 1921 (USA)
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A courtesan and an idealistic young man fall in love, only for her to give up the relationship at his status-conscious father's request.

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Marguerite Gautier (as Nazimova)
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Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, when poverty and terminal illness overwhelm her, Camille discovers that Armand has not lost his love for her. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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26 September 1921 (USA)  »

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A Dama das Camélias  »

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The original play opened in Paris in 1852. The first Broadway production of the play opened on 9 December 1853. There have been 15 Broadway revivals of the popular play, the last in 1935. See more »

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Version of Dama kameliowa (1995) See more »

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Fascinating visually, Valentino fine, Nazimova has her moments

The art direction and costume design in this updated version of the classic play are outstandingly imaginative. The Valentino performance is one of his best - he is a perfect Armand, losing control only once when he exposes Marguerite before a gambling crowd. Nazimova is over the top in her acting when she's called upon to be vibrant and demonstrative - she is full of cliched silent acting mannerisms - but when she has quiet moments she is quite controlled, subtle, sensitive and convincing. Her death bed scene is just as memorable as Garbo's - reaching out to the auctioneers who are cataloguing her possessions for sale as she lies dying in her bed (reminiscent of the harpies stealing the bed linens while Scrooge's body lies cold and dead in the bed). This is a fascinating film - and quite short at 63 minutes. Worth catching.


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