MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,389 this week

Inspiration (1931)

Passed  |   |  Drama  |  31 January 1931 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 329 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 3 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

(dialogue)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 24 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 26 Mar 2012
 
a list of 78 images
created 01 Sep 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Inspiration" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Inspiration (1931)

Inspiration (1931) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Inspiration.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Letty Lynton (1932)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, abandoning one-tine lover Emile Renaul in South America, when she strikes up a shipboard romance with Jerry Darrow. Renault is ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Nils Asther
Private Lives (1931)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Elyot and Sibyl are being married in a big church ceremony. Amanda and Victor are being married by a French Justice of the Peace. Both couples go to a hotel on the same day and are put in ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Franklin
Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Reginald Denny
Ninotchka (1939)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire
Grand Hotel I (1932)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford
Inspirations (1997)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This latest documentary film by Michael Apted (7Up series, Gorillas in the Mist, Nell) explores the creative process through candid discussion with seven artists from diverse media. David ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Tadao Ando, David Bowie, Dale Chihuly
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A German immigrant to a small American town is a widower with four children and a barber. He has saved enough money to invest in a partnership in a savings-and-loan company with a friend. ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Louis Mann, Robert Montgomery, Elliott Nugent
Torrent (1926)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young girl and her father are kicked out of their house by a cruel noblewoman, and the girl's heart is broken when her sweetheart, the noblewoman's son, won't go to Paris with them. After... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell
Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Greta Garbo, Gertrude Olmstead
Inspiration (2015)
Thriller

When a young author returns to her horror roots, terrible things begin to happen around her.

Director: Jason Armstrong
Stars: Emily Alatalo, Jennifer Polansky, Chris Carnel
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: John W. Brunius
Stars: Gösta Ekman, Pauline Brunius, Karen Winther
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Blondie, a New York tenement dweller, and Lurlene are best friends. When Lurlene makes the cast of a big Broadway show, she arranges for Blondie to join the cast as well. But the friendship... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Marion Davies, Robert Montgomery, Billie Dove
Inspiration (1915)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young sculptor searches for the perfect model to inspire his work.

Director: George Foster Platt
Stars: Audrey Munson, Thomas A. Curran, George Marlo
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Beaumont, Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery, Myrna Loy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Yvonne Valbret
...
André Montell
...
Raymond Delval
Marjorie Rambeau ...
Lulu
Judith Vosselli ...
Odette
Beryl Mercer ...
Marthe, Yvonne's Maid
John Miljan ...
Henry Coutant, the Sculptor
...
Uncle Julian Montell
Oscar Apfel ...
M. Vignaud
...
Madeleine Dorety
Zelda Sears ...
Aunt Pauline
Karen Morley ...
Liane Latour
...
Gaby
Paul McAllister ...
Jouvet, the Artist
Arthur Hoyt ...
Gavarni
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

...Burning Lips...Glittering Gowns...Champagne...Paris...Life...Joy. The Kind of a Drama You Have Been Waiting to See and Hear. (Print ad)

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 January 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yvonne  »

Box Office

Budget:

$438,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Version of Sapho (1913) See more »

Soundtracks

Liebestraum No. 3 (A Dream of Love)
Written by Franz Liszt
Played on piano by Joan Marsh
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Sheer entertainment
25 December 2004 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

"Inspiration" is Greta Garbo's third talking picture and less static than "Anna Christie" and "Romance". Now in 2005 this is an undeservedly obscure Garbo film and like her other early talkies it's fascinating and intriguing. The scenes are varied, glamorous and entertaining. It's melodrama but there's also some comedy included. (It's very unlike the gloomy "Anna Christie"). Garbo is amazing in this film, from the first scenes when she joins the party, relaxed and smiling - until she sees Montgomery and she realizes what she's missing, till the last scene when she writes the letter. I also like Robert Montgomery here, his acting is great. No matter what can be said of the story - and I like the story - Garbo makes it beautiful and heartbreaking.

Ignore the abysmal reviews by those who are cynical and desire more than fine old-fashioned entertainment. This is true inspiration.


13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
inspiration DVD? dcbill-1
Discuss Inspiration (1931) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?