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Director:
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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Tagline:
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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(8 articles)
A 'Hollywood Hero' Remembered
 (From Alt Film Guide. 28 August 2013, 6:46 PM, PDT)

While Others Were Fading Fast, He Rose to the Top: Beery Day
 (From Alt Film Guide. 16 August 2013, 7:36 PM, PDT)

Greta Garbo's Belongings Sell For $1.6 Million
 (From Huffington Post. 16 December 2012, 12:57 PM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Greta Garbo ... Anna

Charles Bickford ... Matt
George F. Marion ... Chris

Marie Dressler ... Marthy
James T. Mack ... Johnny the Harp
Lee Phelps ... Larry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Baxley ... Coney Island Barker (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Waiter (uncredited)
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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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Runtime:
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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Trivia:
Greta Garbo's first sound film.See more »
Quotes:
Matt Burke:[after Anna offers him a drink] The devil with the drink! But I'll be taking it anyhow!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Two Evil Eyes (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
In the Good Old SummertimeSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Anna Christie, 14 April 2000
Author: Janos Smal (jsmal@osi.hu) from Budapest, Hungary

A woman with a past returns to her alcoholic father living on a shabby boat and falls in love with a sailor.

A deliberately grim movie gained fame as Garbo's first talkie (revealing her warm, silky deep voice), and was simultaneously made in Germany - from a well-known O'Neill play. This version now seems pretty stilted and shows the most typical mistakes of early talkies, but full of vivid moments of great power, full-blooded performances (especially the genial interplay between Garbo and Dressler)and the rare Hollywood quality of gritty realism.

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