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Inspiration (1931)

Passed  -  Drama  -  31 January 1931 (USA)
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Title: Inspiration (1931)

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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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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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Not Inspired For Today's Audience
26 October 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In a plot with some similarities to the much better Camille, Greta Garbo is an artist's model who like the rest of her peers lives on the financial favors of those in the artist's colony. I wouldn't doubt she does those things professionally as well. It costs a lot to be an artist's Inspiration.

However she gets inspired by a young callow youth played by Robert Montgomery and she's willing to shake off all her patrons, chief among them being Lewis Stone for life with a young man entering France's diplomatic service. No matter because Lewis Stone seems rather enthralled with Karen Morley at the moment.

Probably Inspiration would not sit well with today's audiences. It's not one of Garbo's better vehicles.

One thing I did like about Inspiration was its torch song theme. Though it's not sung in Inspiration, the theme has lyrics and it's entitled How Long Will It Last. It was recorded by Bing Crosby the following year and was one of his early successes. It's the best thing about Inspiration.

I'd really recommend that you see this side by side Camille and judge for yourself how much better Camille is. Still Garbo and Montgomery do their best by this dated melodrama.


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