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The Mysterious Lady (1928)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  4 August 1928 (USA)
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An attractive Russian spy seduces an Austrian officer in order to get some important plans, but when she actually falls in love with him, both of them are placed in a dangerous situation.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Tania
Conrad Nagel ...
Karl
Gustav von Seyffertitz ...
General Karl von Alexandroff
Albert Pollet ...
Max
Edward Connelly ...
Colonel von Raden
Richard Alexander ...
General's Aide
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Austrian Captain Karl von Raden attends the opera one evening, and meets Tania. After the performance, he takes her home, and the two of them spend the next day on a romantic outing. That evening, Karl must deliver some important plans to Berlin. Just before boarding his train, he learns that Tania is really a Russian spy. She comes to see him aboard the train, and admits that she set things up on purpose so as to meet him, but she also insists that she truly has fallen in love with him. When Karl rebuffs her coldly, she steals the plans, which leads to him being court-martialed and imprisoned. Karl's influential uncle is able to provide him with one last chance to clear his name. Written by Snow Leopard

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GRETA GARBO AND CONRAD NAGEL The Screen's Newest Discovery of Perfect Young Lovers See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

4 August 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Dama Misteriosa  »

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Budget:

$337,000 (estimated)
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6 February 2006 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

The new DVD is great to have - but... If you're hoping for a "restored" image, you won't find it here. The "commentary" audio-track is slightly interesting to have on while you're watching, but if you know anything at all about Garbo you won't learn much from it. Most unfortunately, the new music soundtrack is inexplicably annoying and usually totally unrelated to the action on the screen; the committee that selected it clearly had no idea what they were doing (to put it politely). Even the "commentators" point out that its very odd that there are no quotes from Tosca during the numerous scenes in the film which reference the famous aria "Vissi d'arte", especially the key scene where Garbo's character unexpectedly hears it being played.


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