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Anna Christie -- In her first sound film, Greta Garbo received an Oscar-nomination as the title character in Eugene O'Neill's classic about a romantic prostitute trying to run away from her past.


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Frances Marion (adapted by)
Eugene O'Neill (from play "Anna Christie")
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Release Date:
21 February 1930 (USA) See more »
All Talking Picture See more »
A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win See more »
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Garbo and Dressler remarkable in static early talkie See more (37 total) »


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Directed by
Clarence Brown 
Writing credits
Frances Marion (adapted by)

Eugene O'Neill (from play "Anna Christie")

Produced by
Paul Bern .... producer (uncredited)
Clarence Brown .... producer (uncredited)
Irving Thalberg .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
William Axt (uncredited)
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels (photographed by) (as William Daniels)
Film Editing by
Hugh Wynn (film editor)
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
G.A. Burns .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Milton Brown .... still photographer (uncredited)
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89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (Original rating) | UK:U (Video rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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"Anna Christie" was the fifth most popular movie at the U.S. box office for 1930.See more »
Marthy Owens:That's him. He's, he's comin' in here. Now, brace up!See more »
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Referenced in The Silent Lovers (1980) (TV)See more »
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Garbo and Dressler remarkable in static early talkie, 22 June 2001

This is an extremely static film - many of the camera setups remain stationery while the players walk around in them - and scenes go on seemingly interminably in one set, as in the original play - but once this is accepted, one does register an extremely moody and realistic piece with some clever cinematography and two marvelous full-blooded performances - Garbo in her first talkie and Dressler in the performance that made her a star.

The Garbo performance, Clarence Brown's direction and William Daniels' cinematography all earned Oscar noms.

Dressler would have netted one for support but the category didn't exist as yet.

As long as you are warned that it is an early talkie effort, I think you'll be pleased by the naturalness of all the players and the earnestness with which the production is realized. It's solid and stark and quite unlike anything else MGM did at the time.

It was available on MGM/UA video but has been cut out of the catalogue.

Very worth seeking out.

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