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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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Carl Salter
Owen Moore ...
Tony Boffie
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Ines Montari
Rafaela Ottiano ...
Lena
Warburton Gamble ...
Baron
Albert Conti ...
Captain
William Ricciardi ...
Pietro
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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)  »

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Wie du mich wünschst  »

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$460,733 (estimated)
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Although Erich von Stroheim was barred from the MGM lot by studio head Louis B. Mayer and production head Irving Thalberg, he was hired for the role of Karl Salter at the insistance of Greta Garbo, who threatened to quit otherwise. See more »

Quotes

Zara: And what is it that you love about me - my mind?
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Silhouette
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Music by Walter Kramer
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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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