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Writers:
Luigi Pirandello (play)
Gene Markey (adaptation)
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Release Date:
28 May 1932 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is pursued by many men but lives with novelist Carl Salter... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Good Movie See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Greta Garbo ... Zara aka Maria

Melvyn Douglas ... Count Bruno Varelli

Erich von Stroheim ... Carl Salter
Owen Moore ... Tony Boffie

Hedda Hopper ... Ines Montari
Rafaela Ottiano ... Lena
Warburton Gamble ... Baron
Albert Conti ... Captain
William Ricciardi ... Pietro
Roland Varno ... Albert
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reginald Barlow ... Dr. Reinhardt (uncredited)
Max Barwyn ... Cafe Headwaiter (uncredited)
Edmund Breese ... Friar (uncredited)
George Davis ... Salter's Butler (uncredited)
William Orlamond ... Waiter (uncredited)

Nella Walker ... Lucia Marco (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Fitzmaurice (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Luigi Pirandello (play "Come Tuo Mi Voi")

Gene Markey (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
George Fitzmaurice .... producer
Irving Thalberg .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
William Axt (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels  (as William Daniels)
 
Film Editing by
George Hively 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cullen Tate .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
James Brock .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Milton Brown .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
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70 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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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:
Baron:Get rid of these other swine.
Zara:Other?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Divine Garbo (1990) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
MargheritaSee more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good Movie, 12 March 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

As You Desire Me (1932)

*** (out of 4)

A woman (Greta Garbo) suffering from amnesia isn't in love with her husband (Erich von Stroheim) and wants to escape and finds a way when someone shows up claiming that she was married to another man (Melvyn Douglas) ten years earlier. As Garbo and Douglas try to reconnect their love another woman shows up who could be the real wife. The actual mystery behind the story is actually pretty good, although the short 70-minute runtime doesn't give the film enough time to fully play it out and it comes off somewhat watered down. The stupid happy ending hurts the film somewhat but the performances from Garbo, Douglas and especially von Stroheim makes this a must see.

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