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Mata Hari (1931)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  26 December 1931 (USA)
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A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.

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Lt. Alexis Rosanoff
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General Shubin
Lewis Stone ...
Andriani
C. Henry Gordon ...
Dubois
Karen Morley ...
Carlotta
Alec B. Francis ...
Caron
Blanche Friderici ...
Sister Angelica (as Blanche Frederici)
Edmund Breese ...
Warden
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Sister Genevieve
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The Cook-Spy
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Storyline

During World War I, Mata Hari is a German spy, working in Paris. She has already seduced the Russian general Shubin, and has now set her eyes on lieutenant Rosanov, a young up-and-coming officer. In order to get her hand on secret documents in his possession, she spends a night with him. But the secret police is on to her, only waiting to get enough evidence to arrest her. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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spy | mata hari | russian | german | dancer | See more »

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Men worshipped her like a goddess, only to be betrayed by a kiss! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

26 December 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mata-Hari  »

Box Office

Budget:

$558,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$931,000 (USA)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The third and final film in which Ramon Novarro and Lewis Stone both appeared, though they have no scenes together. See more »

Quotes

Andriani: The only way to resign from our profession is to die.
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Connections

Version of Mata Hari, agent H21 (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Pendant la halte
(Danse Arabe) (uncredited)
Music by Gabriel Marie
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She's sexy. She thrills. She chills. She's a spy!
24 April 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

She is not the first to play Mata Hari, the alluring spy of World War I. But Greta Garbo is very memorable as the temptress; the seducer; the beguiling not-so-secret agent. Garbo's exotic dance is quite lethal for the early 1930s. Ramon Novarro plays the young lover willing to give his life for hers. Lionel Barrymore is the older lover that dies by her hand. This classic does not claim to be factual to history, but makes a great melodrama not to be missed. Supporting cast features Lewis Stone, C. Henry Gordon and Karen Morley. Viva la France.


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