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Director:
Writers:
Zoe Akins (screen play) &
Frances Marion (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
1 January 1937 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You who are so young--where can you have learned all you know about women like me?
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 »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Subtle, sublime studio fare See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Greta Garbo ... Marguerite

Robert Taylor ... Armand

Lionel Barrymore ... Monsieur Duval
Elizabeth Allan ... Nichette
Jessie Ralph ... Nanine

Henry Daniell ... Baron de Varville

Lenore Ulric ... Olympe
Laura Hope Crews ... Prudence
Rex O'Malley ... Gaston
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariska Aldrich ... Friend of Camille (uncredited)
Marion Ballou ... Corinne (uncredited)
Phyllis Barry ... (uncredited)
May Beatty ... Second Doorman (uncredited)
Daisy Belmore ... Saleswoman (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Attendant (uncredited)
John Bryan ... Alfred de Musset (uncredited)
Georgia Caine ... Streetwalker (uncredited)

Lita Chevret ... Woman in Theater 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 Theater Box (uncredited)
Russell Hardie ... Gustave - the Bridegoom (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Armand's Friend (uncredited)
Sibyl Harris ... George Sand (uncredited)
Maude Hume ... Aunt Henriette (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Baccarat Croupier (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)
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 ... (uncredited)
William Worthington ... Extra 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)

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)
 
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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:
Greta Garbo wore bedroom slippers under all her fancy dresses so she could be comfortable, as well as more naturalistic in her acting.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:
Marguerite:Now what shall I give you to remember me by?
Baron de Varville:You can't give me anything I'd like.
Marguerite:What's that?
Baron de Varville:A tear. You're not sorry enough I'm going.
Marguerite:Oh, but I *am* sorry.
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Soundtrack:
Aufforderung zum Tanz (Invitation to the Dance)See more »

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21 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Subtle, sublime studio fare, 10 May 2004
Author: tsarevna from Somewhere in time

This film further proves that the assembly-line system of Hollywood studios back then should also be taken seriously in terms of artistry. Just because movies were produced run-of-the-mill doesn't mean that they weren't paid critical attention to by their makers. The usual impression on studio-era Hollywood is: take a formulaic narrative style, maybe adapt a stage play for the screen, blend in a handful of stars from the stable and the films rake in the profit at the box office. Not quite, that's the easy perception. George Cukor, another of those versatile directors, made it apparent with Camille that filmmaking as an art may still flourish despite (and even within) certain parameters. Camille is beautiful, in so many respects. And it's not just because of Greta Garbo.

Sure, the acting is amazing, the casting is perfect. Garbo is luminous, mysterious, cruel, and weak at the same time. Robert Taylor surrenders himself to be the heartbreakingly young and vulnerable Armand. Henry Daniell's coldness and sadism is utterly human and familiar. The others are just plain wonderful. The writing contains so much wit and humor, devotion and pain - but it never overstates anything. The rapport and tensions between lovers, friends, and enemies are palpable and consistent. The actions flow so naturally, just like every scene, that checking for historical inconsistencies seem far beside the point.

There is so much that I love about Camille that it's hard to enumerate them all, but with every little discovery comes the realization that this is "but" a studio production, so it makes the experience more exquisite. Camille is a gentle, poignant romantic movie that, like Garbo, takes its place delicately and self-effacingly in the history of American cinema, but makes itself indelible in the heart and mind of the lovelorn individual viewer.

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