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Writers:
Frances Marion (adapted by)
Eugene O'Neill (from play "Anna Christie")
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Release Date:
21 February 1930 (USA) See more »
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Garbo talks!
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more »
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Garbo Rocks See more (35 total) »

Cast

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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)
 
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Milton Brown .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
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89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric System)
Certification:
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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The original Broadway production won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1922.See more »
Quotes:
Matt Burke:Glory be, what do I care for a stew or a pie? It's not for food I'm hungry... but for the sight of your face.
Anna Christie:[Amused and flattered] Oh, go on with your blarney, you gasbag!
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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Garbo Rocks, 12 June 2001
Author: telegonus from brighton, ma

This is an amazingly well-filmed early talkie adaptation of the Eugene O'Neill play. Its major drawback is a static camera, and as a result it comes off much of the time as the filmed play it is, which is a pity, for it's a good piece of primitive moviemaking, made at a time when sound was posing all kinds of technical problems, and as a result most films were experimental whether or not this was their maker's intention. Garbo is as mysterious and charismatic as she was in her silent films, and her entrance is still classic. Her voice is strangely deep, almost boyish, which only enhances her already seductively eccentric persona. As her boyfriend, Charles Bickford is appropriately virile,--he was apparently born craggy--and a perfect counterpart to the divine Garbo. His Irish brogue is not bad at all, and he seems always a natural man of the sea, very O'Neill-like in his independent, brooding nature. As Garbo's (very) confused father, George Marion seems truly from another time. He has the sort of face and voice,--open, unmannered, totally without guile--that has vanished from the earth. Marie Dressler is also in the O'Neill swing of things. Her blank expression and intensity around the eyes speaks volumes, as she plays her boozy character as a woman at times bordering on psychosis. Poetic license, perhaps, as this is not in the script, but we can forgive Miss Dressler's excesses; she is too good at it not to. The story ends with a movement to the next thing, as distinct from resolution, which isn't the author's cup of tea; and those who like their films neatly worked out in the end will be disappointed by the absence of any real surprise. In Anna Christie we are in O'Neill country, a place of sea, storms and fog, a feeling of all-pervading and damnable uncertainty, which we would now call ambivilance, or anxiety neurosis. Rather than analyze this mood the author simply and wisely presents it, as weather, land, ocean and people intertwine and address one another in a unique language we feel priveleged to have heard.

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