MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 35,033 this week

The Garden of Eden (1928)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  4 February 1928 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 273 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 10 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screen version), (based on the play adapted by), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 331 titles
created 17 Dec 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 19 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 36 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Garden of Eden (1928)

The Garden of Eden (1928) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Garden of Eden.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant and planning to move to New York for a higher paying advertising job. The court press room is full of lame reporters who invent ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Mary Brian
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, John Wray
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Illegal refugees lead dark lives in pre-World War II Paris.

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young American writer completes his service in WWI and travels across Europe with his wife and her attractive Italian girlfriend. Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Jack Huston, Mena Suvari, Caterina Murino
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A New York tramp (Jolson) falls in love with the mayor's amnesiac girlfriend after rescuing her from a suicide attempt

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Al Jolson, Madge Evans, Frank Morgan
Kangaroo (1952)
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In turn-of-the-century Australia two criminals ingratiate themselves with a rancher in order to swindle him.However, the two partners become rivals for the affection of the rancher's beautiful daughter.

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Peter Lawford, Finlay Currie
Seven Sinners (1925)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Marie Prevost, Clive Brook, John Patrick
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An epic of passion, intrigue, and espionage set in the African Jungle.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Louise Glaum, House Peters, Noble Johnson
Comedy | Romance | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two American soldiers are captured by the Germans on the Western Front during World War One and escape a POW camp only to stumble into further life-threatening adventures when they come across an Arabian king's daughter while on the lam.

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: William Boyd, Mary Astor, Louis Wolheim
The Racket (1928)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An honest police captain vows to bring down a powerful bootlegger who is protected by corrupt politicians and judges.

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Thomas Meighan, Louis Wolheim, Marie Prevost
Anything Goes (1936)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Charles Ruggles
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Alcoholic newspaperman Steve Bramley boards the San Capador for a restful cruise, hoping to quit drinking and begin writing a book. Also on board are Steve's friend Schulte, a private ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Victor McLaglen, Wynne Gibson, Alison Skipworth
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Toni Lebrun
...
Rosa
Lowell Sherman ...
Henri D'Avril
Maude George ...
Madame Bauer
Charles Ray ...
Richard Dupont
Edward Martindel ...
Colonel Dupont
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

CORINNE GRIFFITH in "THE GARDEN OF EDEN" In Modern Dress (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 February 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Garten Eden  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) | (2002 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


27 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD available at EZtakes.com cwy2009
Filming Location? JackBluegrass
Discuss The Garden of Eden (1928) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?