Estelle is a one-person protest army: she goes to jail over grocery prices, shames construction workers for catcalls to passing women, and won't cross a picket line for her son's wedding. She also loves Garbo films: when she learns she has a brain tumor and six months to live, she decides she must meet Garbo. Her dutiful son Gilbert, a Manhattan accountant named for Garbo's co-star, hires a paparazzo to show him Garbo's flat, stakes it out, gets a job delivering food there, seeks her on Fire Island, and tracks her to a Sixth Avenue flea market. As his obsession distances him from his wife, he's drawn to a struggling actress he meets at work. Can he find Garbo; if so, will she talk? Written by
Sometimes you can catch a star...
Did You Know?
The film's title is taken from the famous Tinseltown Old Hollywood expression "Garbo Talks" which recognized the significant time that silent film star Greta Garbo
was first heard speaking in the talkie Anna Christie
(1930) which was a filmed adaptation from the stage play by Eugene O'Neill
. The picture was promoted with the slogan tagline GARBO TALKS!. See more
The construction worker (Mr. Electric Tongue!) has his pop can in his right hand and a sandwich in his left. In the next shot, they are each in the other hands. See more
You know, I know everybody's gotta die, but I really thought I was gonna be the first exception.
In the 2003 DVD issued by ILC Prime the usual MGM lion is there but with the words DIAMOND JUBILEE arced over it's head, with SIXTY YEARS OF GREAT ENTERTAINMENT across the bottom of the screen. See more
References Queen Christina