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Anna Christie (1931)

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A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past.

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In New York, the alcoholic skipper of a coal barge Chris Christofferson receives a letter from his estranged twenty year old daughter Anna "Christie" Christofferson telling that she will leave Minnesota to stay with him. Chris left Anna fifteen years ago to the countryside to be raised by relatives in a farm in St. Paul and he has never visited his daughter. Anna Christie arrives and she is a wounded woman with a hidden dishonorable past since she had worked for two years in a brothel to survive. She moves to the barge to live with her father and one night, Chris rescues the sailor Matt and two other fainted sailors from the sea. Soon Anna and Matt fall in love with each other and Anna has the best days of her life. But when Matt proposes to marry her, she is reluctant and also haunted by her past. Matt insists and Anna opens her heart to Matt and to her father disclosing the darks secrets of her past. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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22 December 1930 (Germany)  »

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German-language version, filmed directly after Anna Christie (1930), using the same sets. See more »

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Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
(1878) (uncredited)
Written by James Allen Bland
Played on the Coney Island carousel
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Garbo Speaks and everyone should listen!
7 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The original Anna Christie (1930) English version has the cleaner negative and is a good film but it's the 1931 German language version that is the masterpiece. Filmed right after they finish the 1930 version, on the same stage but with different actors, the story is the same but Greta's performance is so much better. Maybe because it was in her native language, maybe because of the different actors or maybe it was the fact that it was so familiar at that point, never the less, this is the version to see. When Garbo makes her screen entrance in the 1930 version she looks gorgeous but in the 1931 version she looks like death warmed over and hating the world while at the same time looking like she could have been the most beautiful women in the world once in her life. Her best performance in any film.


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