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As You Desire Me
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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:
Poor support but Garbo redeems See more (19 total) »

Cast

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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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Runtime:
70 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Trivia:
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?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Divine Garbo (1990) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Neapolitan NightsSee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Poor support but Garbo redeems, 9 April 2006
Author: taxi-17 from United States

Garbo puts in a strong lead performance but this film suffered with poor support from Douglas and Von Stroheim. Douglas was a particularly bad choice and Bruno comes across as absurd.

Garbo shows great range deftly transforming from drunken diva to redeemed believer in the power of love, even if she can't remember who she is.

Interesting... Garbo appears to flub a line in the last scene at approx 1:07

"oooh Lena, help me! You must know? The others, the other woman women who were here that night. Who were they?"

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