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As You Desire Me (1932)

 -  Drama  -  28 May 1932 (USA)
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Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is pursued by many men but lives with novelist Carl Salter. A strange man (Tony) shows up on Salter's estate claiming that Zara... See full summary »

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Cast

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Zara aka Maria
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Count Bruno Varelli
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Carl Salter
Owen Moore ...
Tony Boffie
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Ines Montari
Rafaela Ottiano ...
Lena
Warburton Gamble ...
Baron
Albert Conti ...
Captain
William Ricciardi ...
Pietro
Roland Varno ...
Albert
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Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is pursued by many men but lives with novelist Carl Salter. A strange man (Tony) shows up on Salter's estate claiming that Zara is actually Maria, the wife of his close friend Bruno. Maria, Tony claims, had her memory destroyed during a World War I invasion ten years ago. Zara doesn't remember but leaves with Tony to Salter's dismay. Bruno, now an officer in the Italian army, tries to coax Maria's memory back on his large estate. No one is really sure if Zara is Maria, and when Salter shows up with a mental case that he claims is the real Maria, everyone on Bruno's estate is desperately searching for the truth. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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28 May 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wie du mich wünschst  »

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$460,733 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The character of Karl Salter was loosely based on Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnár. See more »

Quotes

Zara: And what is it that you love about me - my mind?
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Featured in The Divine Garbo (1990) See more »

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Vinka
(Valse Tzigane) (uncredited)
Music by M. Fernay
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Pirandello and Garbo mix well!
28 August 2000 | by (Trivandrum, Kerala, India) – See all my reviews

In an otherwise uninspiring film, the Pirandello drama seems to be tailormade for the Garbo mystique. I wonder if any Hollywood director would attempt a Pirandello play today. I salute the director for picking up the play to make a film--but unfortuntely the combination of Pirandello and Garbo could have been wonderful had it had been creatively handled. Eric von Stroheim's role is again colorless for actor-director who made memorable films.


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