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The Divine Woman (1928)

[For 9 minute surviving fragment] Lucian, a soldier in Paris, is to ship out for Algiers at 9 that evening. He stops by for a last meal with his love, Marianne. He may be worried that when ... See full summary »

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Lucien
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Henry Legrand
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Mme. Pigonier
Dorothy Cumming ...
Mmme. Zizi Rouck, Marianne's Mother
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Jean Lery
Cesare Gravina ...
Gigi
Paulette Duval ...
Paulette
Jean De Briac ...
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[For 9 minute surviving fragment] Lucian, a soldier in Paris, is to ship out for Algiers at 9 that evening. He stops by for a last meal with his love, Marianne. He may be worried that when he leaves she will find another soldier to love. They argue then embrace and, when the clock strikes midnight, he is still in her arms. Is desertion in the cards? Can the relationship survive the military demands and a soldier's obligations? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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14 January 1928 (USA)  »

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A Mulher Divina  »

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$267,000 (estimated)
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(surviving fragment)

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1.33 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "Starlight" on which the screenplay was based was written by Gladys Unger, opened at the Broadhurst Theater on March 3, 1925 and ran for 71 performances. See more »

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Referenced in Victor Seastrom (1981) See more »

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One glorious reel
23 August 1999 | by (Albany NY, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a lost film, save for one reel found in a Russian archive. But what a reel! Lars Hanson is a soldier due to ship out at midnight, and Garbo is the lover who will not let him go. The tension, sensitivity, passion, and sense of doom conveyed in this scene makes it all the more tragic that this is Garbo's only lost film. Victor Sjostrom, who directed Lillian Gish in two of her greatest films, seems to have been a perfect match for Garbo as well. Look for this fragment on Turner Classic Movies; they program it between feature films fairly often.


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