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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 3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Typical Garbo vehicle...richly detailed romantic drama... See more (55 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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Language:
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 | UK:PG (1996) (video) (uncut) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #2825) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Irving Thalberg saw the rushes, he said, "I think we have caught [Greta Garbo] as she should be caught. She will be the most memorable Camille of our time."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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Soundtrack:
Aufforderung zum Tanz (Invitation to the Dance)See more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Typical Garbo vehicle...richly detailed romantic drama..., 28 June 2002
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Most Greta Garbo fans rank this as her finest work--and it probably is. Not only is she highly competent in the title role, but the supporting cast shines just as brightly--everyone from Laura Hope Crewes to Henry Daniell to Lionel Barrymore. And Robert Taylor is the ideal romantic hero at the peak of his darkly handsome good looks. He and Garbo make a wonderful pair.

George Cukor's direction is full of richly observed details of behavior, never flinching from the occasional coarseness of the characters. All of the technical work is above reproach and those familiar with the story of the Lady of the Camelias will not be disappointed. Lionel Barrymore makes a brief but effective appearance midway through the film. His scene with Garbo is delicately played and gives added credence to Garbo's nobility in letting her lover go.

Biggest drawback is the film's pace--some editing may have helped--but the final result is still impressive.

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