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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:
Ridiculous botch of a script 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)

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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Trivia:
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:
Referenced in "MGM Parade: Episode #1.30" (1956)See more »
Soundtrack:
Come Back To SorrentoSee more »

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Ridiculous botch of a script, 4 November 2003
Author: Hardylane from Manchester UK

Pirandello's play is brilliant, but this script, and story, bears only a passing resemblance.

Lena is NOT a servant, she is the woman's aunt, who brought her up. The woman does NOT hang around in the play, she leaves them all with the mad woman, who, in my opinion, DOES turn out to be the long-lost Maria.

Why change the names? They were perfectly suitable for the screen.

This was a case of scriptwriting for its own sake, not a screen adaptation.

Performances were typical of all really, but the faithless destruction of the original material lets this down terribly.

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