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Inspiration (1931)

Passed  -  Drama  -  31 January 1931 (USA)
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Yvonne Valbret
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André Montell
Lewis Stone ...
Raymond Delval
Marjorie Rambeau ...
Lulu
Judith Vosselli ...
Odette
Beryl Mercer ...
Marthe, Yvonne's Maid
John Miljan ...
Henry Coutant, the Sculptor
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Uncle Julian Montell
Oscar Apfel ...
M. Vignaud
Joan Marsh ...
Madeleine Dorety
Zelda Sears ...
Aunt Pauline
Karen Morley ...
Liane Latour
Gwen Lee ...
Gaby
Paul McAllister ...
Jouvet, the Artist
Arthur Hoyt ...
Gavarni
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31 January 1931 (USA)  »

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$438,000 (estimated)
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Release of the movie was delayed because of a lawsuit Pathé brought against MGM. Although the novel by Alphonse Daudet was in public domain in the USA, it was still under copyright protection in Europe. Pathé won the lawsuit. See more »

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Referenced in MGM Parade: Episode #1.30 (1956) See more »

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Inspiration
Music by Frank Gordon & Ivy Duck
Lyrics by Nils-Georg
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Two Lesser Garbo's
12 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Inspiration (1931)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A beautiful model (Greta Garbo) begins dating a good, shy guy (Robert Montgomery) but things hit hard times when he learns of her rather sluttish past. Once again Garbo is quite good and Montgomery is strong but the story lets both of them down. Things start off quite nice and move well but at the 45-minute mark things just fall apart because the story keeps repeating itself. He forgives her, learns something else, hates her, forgives her, learns something else and hates her again. A nice ending almost saves the film but not quite.

Romance (1930)

** (out of 4)

An Italian opera diva (Greta Garbo) with a troubled past falls in love with a priest (Gavin Gordon). Like many early sound films this one here talks and talks and talks but sadly most of the talk isn't very interesting. Garbo is very good in her role, although it's a bit hard to believe her as an opera star. Gordon on the other hand is fairly weak and it's a shame Garbo couldn't get Gary Cooper like she wanted. The ending is so incredibly bad you can't help but laughs but hey, there's Garbo.


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