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Director:
Writers:
Zoe Akins (screen play) &
Frances Marion (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
1937 (Austria) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Greta Garbo Loves Robert Taylor See more »
Plot:
A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
The very purpose of movies. See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Greta Garbo ... Marguerite Gautier

Robert Taylor ... Armand Duval

Lionel Barrymore ... Monsieur Duval

Elizabeth Allan ... Nichette

Jessie Ralph ... Nanine

Henry Daniell ... Baron de Varville

Lenore Ulric ... Olympe

Laura Hope Crews ... Prudence Duvernoy

Rex O'Malley ... Gaston
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariska Aldrich ... Friend of Camille (uncredited)
Marion Ballou ... Corinne (uncredited)

Phyllis Barry ... Minor Role (uncredited)
May Beatty ... Dowager (uncredited)
Daisy Belmore ... Saleswoman (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Attendant (uncredited)
John Bryan ... Alfred de Musset (uncredited)

Georgia Caine ... Streetwalker (uncredited)

Lita Chevret ... Woman in Theatre Box (uncredited)

E.E. Clive ... Saint Gaudens (uncredited)
Mabel Colcord ... Madame Barjon - the Florist (uncredited)
Chappell Dossett ... Priest (uncredited)

Elspeth Dudgeon ... Fireplace Attendant (uncredited)
Effie Ellsler ... Grandma Duval (uncredited)
Elsie Esmond ... Madame Duval (uncredited)
Rex Evans ... Charles - Pianist at Party (uncredited)

Dorothy Granger ... Woman in Theatre Box (uncredited)

Russell Hardie ... Gustave - Bridegroom (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Armand's Friend (uncredited)
Sibyl Harris ... George Sand (uncredited)
Maude Hume ... Aunt Henriette (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Baccarat Croupier (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Eugene King ... Gypsy Leader (uncredited)
Fritz Leiber Jr. ... Valentin (uncredited)

Joan Leslie ... Marie Jeanette (uncredited)
Gwendolyn Logan ... Governess (uncredited)

Eily Malyon ... Therese - Maid in Country House (uncredited)
Adrienne Matzenauer ... Soprano (uncredited)

Edwin Maxwell ... Doctor (uncredited)

Eric Mayne ... Man in Audience (uncredited)
Ferdinand Munier ... Priest at Wedding (uncredited)

Barry Norton ... Emile (uncredited)
Lionel Pape ... General (uncredited)
John Picorri ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)

Guy Bates Post ... Auctioneer (uncredited)

Frank Reicher ... Creditor Agent (uncredited)
Yorke Sherwood ... Butcher (uncredited)

Zeffie Tilbury ... Old Duchess Bidding 3750 Francs (uncredited)

Douglas Walton ... Henri (uncredited)

June Wilkins ... Louise - Armand's Sister (uncredited)
Howard Wilson ... Armand's Friend (uncredited)
Harris Wood ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William Worthington ... Man in Casino (uncredited)

Directed by
George Cukor 
 
Writing credits
Zoe Akins (screen play) &
Frances Marion (screen play) and
James Hilton (screen play)

Alexandre Dumas fils (from the play and novel by)

Carey Wilson  uncredited

Produced by
David Lewis .... associate producer
Bernard H. Hyman .... producer (uncredited)
Irving Thalberg .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Herbert Stothart 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels (photographed by) (as William Daniels)
Karl Freund (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Margaret Booth (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace (uncredited)
Jack D. Moore (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Norbert A. Myles .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Harry Thomas .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ulric Busch .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
E. Mason Hopper .... director: mob scene (uncredited)
Edward Woehler .... assistant director (uncredited)
Fred Zinnemann .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Fredric Hope .... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis .... associate art director
Harry Edwards .... props (uncredited)
George E. Lee .... property manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Grimes .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Wayne Allen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward Ward .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Val Raset .... dances stager
Nathalie Bucknall .... researcher (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... jeweller (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... jeweller (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
109 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:G (DVD rating) | Finland:K-12 (1965) | Finland:K-16 (1937) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1937) | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #2825) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Henry Daniell replaced John Barrymore due to the influence of Greta Garbo. According to Daniell's daughter Allyson, by this point the increasingly alcoholic Barrymore had poor personal hygiene, and the actress preferred Daniell as de Varville. According to Allyson in a January 1983 issue of "Films in Review," "She enjoyed working with John in Grand Hotel (1932/I) but when it came time for 'Camille', it was observed that, unlike Barrymore, Daddy didn't smell."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Prudence raises her left hand to her cigar, but removes it from her mouth with the right hand.See more »
Quotes:
Madame Barjon, the Florist:[First lines] For the lady of the camellias. And they're almost twice as large as usual.
Marguerite:I shall have twice as many tomorrow.
Prudence Duvernoy:Twice as many! Oh, don't listen to her, Barjon. I know what those things cost.
Madame Barjon, the Florist:Doesn't she listen when she orders her hats and dresses from you?
Prudence Duvernoy:They're an investment!
Marguerite:Of course I order too many hats and too many dresses and too many everything, but I want them.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Aufforderung zum Tanz (Invitation to the Dance)See more »

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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
The very purpose of movies., 1 October 2005
Author: WOverly04 from United States

Maybe it helps to be a romantic. But for my money, this is the greatest romance that was ever put on film. It has the perfect stars. Greta Garbo was the star of the age--any age--still beautiful and absolutely created to act in films. Even in silent films, her acting is measured and understated. She never falls prey to exaggeration nor pretense. I think that is the secret to her effectiveness. Allow me an example: after accepting money from Baron de Varville for a disguised outing with her lover Armand (which the Baron already suspects), she kisses him gently on the cheek only to be reviled with a harsh slap from the baron, who then departs. The camera moves in on that incomparable face. The head slowly lowers, the lips slightly part, a low moan expresses the guilt, shame and humiliation which momentarily consume her. Then she spies the money clutched tightly in her hand. Recognizing she now has the means to escape with her lover, a slight smile emerges reflecting her change of mood and restored joy. It is a scene like no other.

As for her co-star, Robert Taylor was castigated as being too callow for the role. In fact, most critics today realize he was exactly what Dumas intended: young, impressionable--and certainly irresistibly gorgeous in his dewy youth. That beauty often caused the young Taylor undeserved venom from the critics. He was a very capable actor and probably set the standard for the contemporary romantic leading man we see even today. Rumors that Garbo dismissed him as unimportant are not true. She liked him very much and was greatly impressed after he sent her mother flowers when they all attended the premiere of CAMILLE in Stockholm.

CAMILLE? A great movie with a great cast, including the marvelous Henry Daniell, whose Baron de Varville is very Jekyll and Hyde. I encourage anyone to see it. It is one of the finest films of the 20th Century.

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