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The Mysterious Lady (1928)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 4 August 1928 (USA)
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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In Vienna, in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Captain Karl von Raden and his partner Captain Max Heinrich learn in the box office that the ticket for the opera is sold-out. Out of the blue, a man returns his ticket and Karl buys it and shares a box with a gorgeous woman that is waiting for her cousin. Karl gives a ride home to the lady and they spend the night together. On the next day, they spend a wonderful day in the countryside together. Karl is assigned to travel to Berlin by train to deliver secret plans to the German government. His uncle, Colonel Eric von Raden, who is the chief of the Austrian secret service, advises Karl the woman with whom he had spent the previous day is the notorious Russian spy Tania Fedorova. While in the train, Tania meets Karl to tell that she is in love with him, but he rejects her telling that he knows who she is. On the next morning, Karl wakes up and finds that the plans have been stolen and he receives a message from Tania telling that ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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No man knew what she really was. And no man could resist her exotic beauty. A famous Russian spy, moving through the lives of men, in a maze of intrigue, passion and love. See more »

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4 August 1928 (USA)  »

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A Dama Misteriosa  »

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$337,000 (estimated)
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She Comes as a Woman in Love, and Leaves as his Enemy
8 February 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Vienna, in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Captain Karl von Raden (Conrad Nagel) and his partner Captain Max Heinrich (Albert Pollet) learn in the box office that the ticket for the opera is sold- out. Out of the blue, a man returns his ticket and Karl buys it and shares a box with a gorgeous woman that is waiting for her cousin. Karl gives a ride home to the lady and they spend the night together. On the next day, they spend a wonderful day in the countryside together. Karl is assigned to travel to Berlin by train to deliver secret plans to the German government. His uncle, Colonel Eric von Raden (Edward Connelly), who is the chief of the Austrian secret service, advises Karl the woman with whom he had spent the previous day is the notorious Russian spy Tania Fedorova (Greta Garbo). While in the train, Tania meets Karl to tell that she is in love with him, but he rejects her telling that he knows who she is. On the next morning, Karl wakes up and finds that the plans have been stolen and he receives a message from Tania telling that she came as a woman in love with him and left as his enemy. Karl is expelled and imprisoned by the army as traitor but his uncle offers him the chance to clean his name, traveling to Warsaw to find who the traitor is. Karl poses as pianist and meets Tania and her lover, the powerful General Boris Alexandroff (Gustav von Seyffertitz). What will Karl and Tania do?

"The Mysterious Lady" is an impressive silent movie with the goddess Greta Garbo. The story begins as a romance with a subtle scene of love between Tania and Karl. Then there is drama, action and thriller with the encounter of the two former lovers. The use of special effects in the early cinema is also fantastic when Karl is playing piano for Tanis and Boris wishing her dead. "The Mysterious Lady" is mandatory not only to fans of Greta Garbo, but also for lovers of cinema as art. Unfortunately the DVD released in Brazil shows very damaged images and deserved to be restored. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "A Dama Misteriosa" ("The Mysterious Lady")


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