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The Garden of Eden (1928)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  4 February 1928 (USA)
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Toni Le Brun, a beautiful Viennese singer, becomes the ward of the wardrobe mistress of a Monte Carlo nightclub. Her benefactor, however, is actually a baroness incognito. Toni falls in ... See full summary »

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Toni Le Brun, a beautiful Viennese singer, becomes the ward of the wardrobe mistress of a Monte Carlo nightclub. Her benefactor, however, is actually a baroness incognito. Toni falls in love with the handsome Richard, but as they prepare to marry, she comes to believe he is only after the wealth accompanying her new noble status. But truth, like true love, will not be kept secret long. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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If you think you're blasé---if you believe nothing on earth can make you perk up and stare---this is the film to see! It's a fascinating folderol of fun! See more »

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4 February 1928 (USA)  »

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Avery Hopwood's English adaptation of the play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 27 September 1927 but had only 23 performances. The opening night cast included Barbara Barondess, Harlan Briggs, Miriam Hopkins, Douglass Montgomery and Alison Skipworth. See more »

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Masterpiece of silent cinema

This would have been one of my recommendations if it had nothing else but Corinne Griffith starring in it.

She is, as usual, marvelous. And beautiful. And charming. As usual.

But in addition, it is magnificently directed by Lewis Mileston. He has created a visual masterpiece of the silent cinema.

I remember some of my film school classmates (too many years ago) being so impressed by "The Scarlet Letter," and exclaiming how modern it looked.

Too many people think movies went from "The Great Train Robbery" to Chaplin shorts to "The Jazz Singer." They just don't know how films evolved.

Later silent films often used a very mobile camera that made them more "movies" than many early talkies.

"The Garden of Eden" is a prize example of how to enhance a story with visuals. Milestone used pictures to make this motion picture tell the tale, although there were lots of intertitles. (Another example is "Lady Windermere's Fan," based on a story by the very verbal Oscar Wilde but still made enjoyable to watch by director Ernst Lubitsch's photographic technique.) "The Garden of Eden" is fun, well acted, beautifully directed, and more than worth the hour-and-a-half it takes to watch.


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